Vesuvianite

Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a green, brown, yellow, or blue silicate mineral. Vesuvianite occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mount Vesuvius, hence its name. A bluish variety known as cypri...
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vesuvianite

[n] - a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate
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Vesuvianite

• (n.) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green color, rarely sulphur yellow and blue. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia, and is common at Vesuvius. Also called idocrase.
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vesuvianite

vesuvian noun a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
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Vesuvianite

Ve·su'vi·an·ite noun (Min.) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green color, rarely sulphur yellow and blue. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia, and is common at Vesuvius. Also called idocrase .
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vesuvianite

common silicate mineral that occurs in crystalline limestones near their contacts with igneous rocks, and in beds of marble and calcsilicate ...
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Vesuvianite

Vesuvianite (also known as idocrase) is a mineral usually found in crystalline limestones occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green colour, rarely sulphur yellow and blue, and is formed as a result of contact metamorphism. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia and has the formulae Ca10(Mg,Fe) 2Al...
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