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Vesuvianite

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Vesuvianite

ex B. Stürtz, Bonn (GER)
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Description
Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm
Description

A specimen from the Dr. B. Stürtz collection: greenish blocky vesuvianite crystals on matrix with some reddish orange not formally identified material. Comes with old label. Uncommon material, according to mindat.org Schumacher (1801) wrote that vesuvianite was found in "old ages" in Arendal (Schumacher, C.F (1801): Versuch eines Verzeichnisses der in den Dänisch-Nordischen Staaten sich findenden einfachen Mineralien. Kopenhagen, 172pp).

Mineral Data
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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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