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Vesuvianite

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Locality: 
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 5.9 × 3.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.10cm
Weight: 
154.00gr
Description

Nice, well-balanced, boxed solid miniature specimen consisting of several elongated olive green vesuvianite with fully developed pinacoids. The main crystal is very lustrous, transparent for a large extent and in great conditions. The matrix is a classic rodingite fissure, with numerous lustrous red garnets and clinoclore flakes.

Pretty and very lustrous, specimens of this kind are nowadays rather scarse, as Bellecombe is off-limits to collectors.

I am told that, due to the fragility of the position of the main crystal group, the latter has been consolidated (not by me) to the matrix with an imperceptible amount of glue (howvere I could not spot it).
Also, the specimen has been hot glued to the base of the box (can be easily detached with a drop of alcohol), however this facilitates the display in a cabinet. 

This is a consignment specimen. Weight includes original plastic box.

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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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Italy (Pacco Celere 3)
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Europe/Mediterranean Basin (Tracked; Zone 1)
15
Americas, Asia, Africa (Tracked; Zone 2)
20
Australia & Oceania (Tracked; Zone 3)
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