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Vesuvian

ETYMOLOGY: It was discovered included within blocks at Mount Vesuvius (Italy), "idocrasa" from the greek words "eidos" = appearance and "krasis" = mix because its crystals look like a combination of different minerals.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Tetragonal.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.

CLASS MINERAL: Silicates.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Ca10 (Mg, Fe) 2Al4 (SiO4) 5 (Si2O7) (OH) 4.
 
HARDNESS: 6.5  on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, Russia, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Canada, USA.

 
 

MINERALOGY: An ore skarn caused by contact metamorphism of limestone, associated with typical minerals of these environments due to their variable composition large oscillations occur in their físicas.Suele properties presented in long prismatic crystals with pyramidal tip, massive or columnar.


VARIETY VESUVIAN

A blue variety known as Cyprina has been discovered in Franklin (New Jersey) and other locations; blue is because copper impurities.


The Californita is a name sometimes used to refer to a Vesuvianite like jade, also known as the California-jade, American-jade and jade-Vesuvianit.


The Xanthita is a rich variety of manganese.

The Wiluite is a positive optically variety of Wilui, Siberia.

 


MYTHOLOGY: History vesubiana name: The first name put Cappeler Anton Moritz in 1723, "hyacinthus dictus octodecahedricus". In 1772 Jean-Baptiste Louis L'Isle Rome called it "Hyacinte du Vesuve" and Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1795 renamed as "vesuviana". In 1799 Rene Just Haüy introduced the name "idocrase" which is considered popular name. Currently the name approved by the IMA is "Vesuvianite" vesuviana and idocrase considered as synonyms.

 


PROPERTIES: It is said that power vesubiana sincerity, interest, curiosity, helps discover consciously masks and facades of falsehood, speak openly encourages clarifying trouble or disappointment, it helps to take responsibility for the consequences of acts you committed, the Vesuvian helps us to be aware of the outside influences, makes us more stable and gives us the ability to resist, green mineral releases the feelings, increase the speed and responsiveness and arouse interest and enthusiasm.

 

CHAKRAS: Spleen and heart.

ZODIAC SIGN: Libra.

USES: Ore petrographic and coleccionístico interest. Jewelry, meditation.