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|Name:||Named for the Wilui River region, Saha Republic (Yakutia), Russia.|
This name has been frequently used since the 19th century for two different minerals originating from the same region.
Von Leonhard used it for a mineral that was for a long time in the west considered the same as Vesuvianite. This material has recently (1998) been shown to be rich in boron and in fact a different mineral species, now named Wiluite - see Viluite (of Von Leonhard).
Severgin (1824) used it to describe a find of Grossular from the same region - see Viluite (of Severgin)
This page provides mineralogical data about Viluite.
Classification of Viluite
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|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
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