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Vesuvianite

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Vesuvianite

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Locality: 
Kimmeria, Xanthi, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

This piece is illustrated in Berthold Ottens' book on Greek minerals "Griechenland" in page 377.

It is a well formed crystal of dark green vesuvianite. It is not complete all around but shows the best quality the locality has to offer and it is a rare locality specimen. From my personal collection.

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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