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Vesuvianite

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Vesuvianite

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Description
Locality: 
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm
Description

Very nice "floater" specimen of bow tie Mn-rich vesuvinaite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vesuvianite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Strunz: 
9.BG.35
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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