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Vesuvianite

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Vesuvianite

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Description
Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
6 × 8 × 5.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

Rich, green, transparent, lustrous vesuvianite crystals up to 4mm across, associated with silvery platy clinochlore crystals up to 5 mm across, on matrix from the well-known locality Bellecombe, Val d´Aosta, Italy. The crystals are very nicely developed with no visible damage, the piece bears traces of trimming but it is still a very nice piece.

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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