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Vesuvianite

#29255

Vesuvianite

#29255
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 3 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
(Ca,Na)19(Al,Mg,Fe)13(SiO4)10(Si2O7)4(OH,F,O)10 (RRUFF)
Locality
Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada

Cluster of glassy green, striated Vesuvianite crystals with a slender-prismatic and terminated crystal to 1.5cm perched on the top.

Vesuvianite

Formula
(Ca,Na)19(Al,Mg,Fe)13(SiO4)10(Si2O7)4(OH,F,O)10 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Columnar, Granular 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
blue, brown, green, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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