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Akhtaragda River mouth (Achtaragda River mouth), Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin), Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
© G. van der Veldt
|Name:||Named for the Wilui River region, Saha Republic (Yakutia), Russia.|
This name has been frequenty 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.
Severgin (1824) used it to describe a find of Grossular from the same region.
This page provides mineralogical data about Viluite.