About Vanadinite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations


Mineralogy and Geology of Vanadinite

Mineral formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl

Grouping: member of the apatite group

Crystal system: hexagonal

Crystal habit: varied, often tabular hexagonal prisms

Cleavage: none observed

Fracture: irregular / uneven

Color: orange-red, red-brown, brown, yellow

Luster: sub-adamantine, resinous

Diaphaneity: translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 2 ½ - 3

Specific gravity: 6.88

Named after: its vanadium content

Type locality: Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico

Geological occurrence: A secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of lead bearing deposits.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Vanadinite assists with mental processes, bridging the gap between thought and intelligence. It allows for deep states of meditation. For its sacral chakra associations (orange color) vanadinite assists in conserving one’s resources, whether money or energy. It helps to promote order in ones life, and in defining life goals.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – sacral (by color)
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 9
  • Zodiac – Virgo
  • Birthstone – none traditional
  • Wedding Anniversary – none traditional


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.