52.40 CTS VESUVIANITE SPECIMEN-CANADA [MGW3891]

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VESUVIANITE

This is  natural specimen from the Jeffery mine in Quebec Canada

Weight 52.40 cts app

Size 26 x 23 x 16 mm app

 

 ,Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a green, brown, yellow, or blue silicate mineral. Vesuvianite occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mount Vesuvius, hence its name.

 

A bluish variety known as cyprine has been reported from Franklin, New Jersey and other locations; the blue is due to impurities of copper. Californite is a name sometimes used for jade-like vesuvianite, also known as California-, American- orVesuvianite-jadeXanthite is a manganese rich variety. Wiluite is an optically positive variety from Wilui, Siberia. Idocrase is an older synonym sometimes used for gemstone-quality vesuvianite.

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