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Polished stones - full range in stock "Vesuvianite"

Vesuvianite is a typical skarn mineral of hydrothermal origin. It occurs both in crystalline form and in the form of continuous masses. It has several varieties that differ in chemical composition and appearance.

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Physical properties of Vesuvianite

Category Sorosilicate
(repeating unit)
Ca10(Mg, Fe)2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH,F)4
IMA symbol Ves
Strunz classification 9.BG.35
Crystal system Tetragonal
Crystal class Ditetragonal dipyramidal (4/mmm)
H-M symbol: (4/m 2/m 2/m)
Space group P4/nnc
Unit cell a = 15.52 Å, c = 11.82 Å
Z = 2
Color Yellow, green, brown; colorless to white, brown-black, light green, emerald green, violet, blue-green to blue, pink, purple, red, black, commonly zoned
Crystal habit Short pyramidal to long prismatic crystals common, massive to columnar
Twinning Fine twin domains observed
Cleavage Poor on {110} and {100} very poor on {001}
Fracture Sub conchoidal to irregular
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 6–7
Luster Vitreous to resinous
Streak White
Diaphaneity Subtransparent to translucent
Specific gravity 3.32–3.43
Optical properties Uniaxial (−)
Refractive index nω = 1.703–1.752
nε = 1.700–1.746
Birefringence 0.004–0.006
Pleochroism slight in colored varieties
Solubility Vesuvianite is virtually insoluble in acids
Other characteristics striated lengthwise
Code: 1..25
Munilkansky field, Khas-Khayakhtakh ridge, Momsky district, Yakutia, RF

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