• Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite
  • Vesuvianite


$600.00   €588  £500.00 approx.  

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ID: CC6693
Highly lustrous, dark clove brown crystals of Vesuvianite measuring to 1.5 cm densely line a shallow cavity in a light grey, granular mixed mineral matrix. This excellent small cabinet specimen is from its type locality on Monte Somma, part of the Somma-Vesuvius Complex at Naples, Campania, Italy. Mount Vesuvius is one mighty big volcano, averaging about 11 km (7 miles) wide near its base, and is composed of a series of cones known as the Somma-Vesuvius Complex. The Complex is host to over 130 mineral species and is type locality to twenty one. The glassy crystals on this specimen have an appropriate inner fire of sparking orange foil-like reflections and are associated with micro-crystals of Chlorite and Quartz. A delightful specimen of Vesuvianite from its type locality.


8.0 × 5.4 × 4.3 cm
Ex. Huber Collection
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen