• Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
Silicates

Vesuvianite

$150.00   €153  £130.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC32395
Quito, formally called San Francisco de Quito, is the capital of Ecuador, whose outskirts appear to contain at least one volcano. Admittedly an area of mineralisation I know little about, but this fine and perfectly crystallised cluster of Vesuvianite crystals is testament to probably a skarn environment, a typical deposit in which this silicate minerals forms. The largest crystal measures 2.7 cm tall and is opaque, mottled glassy dark bottle green blended with sandy-sage green Vesuvianite. The dominant crystal is surrounded and intersected by several similar yet smaller crystals, some of which may be double terminated. A terrific example of well crystallised Vesuvianite from Ecuador.

Details

Dimensions
2.8 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Silicates
Locality
Quito, Quito Canton, Pichincha Province, Ecuador

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Vesuvianite