Science & Origin of Vanadinite

Vanadinite is a rare member of the Apatite family, combining lead, vanadium, oxygen, and chlorine. Vanadinite's origin and discovery is a bit unknown with certain individuals claiming ownership years before its official discovery in 1838. In 1801 it is on record that Andrés Manuel del Río discovered a  new mineral in Mexico. He went on to call it "brown lead" and believed that this foreign was comprised of a new element. Over 30 years later in 1838 F. Von Kobell officially documented this stone and proved that the element within was actually Vanadium, which had already been discovered. He chose to name Vandinite after its chemical composition, thus closing the chapter on Vanadinite's origin story. Vanadinite forms red, orange, and brown prismatic crystals that are sometimes found in oxidized parts of lead deposits. The most abundant Vanadinite sources include Morrocco, Mexico, and the U.S.A.

Meaning & Energy

Vanadinite is a stone known for facilitating and expanding the mental process while also promoting action and production. It’s a perfect crystal for long hours of work, studying, or exercising. This stone activates the lower three chakras, giving one the enhanced focus and determination to see long sought out projects come to completion. Vanadinite also activates the third eye and allows for clear thought and patience during these long projects or workouts.

Vanadinite also enhances those long and deep meditative sessions. This special crystal helps create an empty mind that can be used as a sponge during these sessions, absorbing knowledge and information. Vanadinite pushes for organizations of thoughts and ideas, and will help bridge your goals to the Earth realm.


Vanadinite stimulates sexual energy and can assist anyone who may have trouble getting aroused. Vanadinite promotes sexual creativity and allows one to connect to that animalistic side that may have been locked away due to inactivity.

Crystal Pairing

Vanadinite harmonizes well with other crystals to enhance it’s vibrations. When working on strengthening our sacral chakra, it’s recommended to use Carnelian or Zincite in association with Vanadinite. Using Iolite and Lapis Lazuli will help open and unlock third eye capabilities, bridging the mind to earth. For those deep and intuitive mediation sessions, we recommended to use Marcasite with Vanadinite. Marcasite will help with understanding of psychic visions and what those messages mean.

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