vesuvianite


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vesuvianite

[və′sü·vē·ə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca10Mg2 Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4 A brown, yellow, or green mineral found in contact-metamorphosed limestones. Also known as idocrase; vesuvian.
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It has also produced (as mentioned) brown opaque andradite garnets, globular prehnite, colorless and transparent apophyllite-(KF), stilbite, stellerite, chabazite-Ca, dark vesuvianite in acicular crystals, zoisite (as the pink variety "thulite"), albite, clinochlore, antigorite, nephrite, chrysotile, rutile, galena, pyrite, magnetite, chromite, diopside, aragonite, fine yellow calcite and quartz (andradite, calcite and quartz are very rare at the famous Jeffrey mine at Asbestos).
The collector-quality garnets, diopsides, vesuvianites, etc.
He then offered me some select new varieties that had been purchased in the last day or so, and I chose a representative suite of fine Alpine cleft minerals: calcite with adularia, large diopsides on albite, epidote on calcite, well crystallized adularia with byssolite, and a single vesuvianite.
Actinolite, diopside, clinozoisite, epidote, titanite and vesuvianite are commonly associated.
1942) Tubussis pegmatites Aquamarine, diopside, Grolig (2005); calcite, epidote, Niedermayr (2000) magnesio-axinite, prehnite, quartz, vesuvianite Ameib pegmatites Large K-feldspar Frommurze et al.
This collection included specimens of a massive rose-colored grossular intermixed with yellow vesuvianite, a commodity which Niven had been seeking.
Vesuvianite in large, lustrous brown crystals from the Han Dan area, Hebei province, China has been seen before at several shows, occasionally in well-formed single crystals with a tabular habit showing little or no tetragonal prism.
Highly lustrous, color-zoned (pale green and purplish pink) manganoan vesuvianite crystals to 2.
Close on its heels must come a variety of occurrences including garnet and vesuvianite from the Jeffrey mine at Asbestos, Quebec (v.