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.
In 2006 another clinozoisite pocket was opened; the best piece found there is a garnet, vesuvianite and 1-cm clinozoisite combination on a 5-cm calcite crystal.
(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.
But for now, never mind all that, for John and Maryann Fender (fendernaturalresources@yahoo.com) were marketing very nice thumbnails of bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Pakistan, and of palest green clinozoisite and lush red-brown vesuvianite, both from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan, for prices surprisingly low.
Close on its heels must come a variety of occurrences including garnet and vesuvianite from the Jeffrey mine at Asbestos, Quebec (v.10, n.2; v.35, n.2); the Rapid Creek, Yukon phosphates (v.23, n.4); silver species from Galena Hill-Keno Hill, Yukon Territory; silver and related cobalt and nickel species from Cobalt and Gowganda, Ontario; apatite, titanite, and uranium and thorium minerals from a variety of Ontario localities; zeolites from Nova Scotia; gold from the famous Timmons, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake, Ontario, mining camps; barite and fluorite from the Rock Candy mine, British Columbia (v.12, n.2); calcite and pyrite from the Nanisivik mine on Baffin Island, Nunavut (v.21, n.6); and the many Thunder Bay, Ontario amethyst localities (v.13, n.2).