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Vesuvianite from
Eastern Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK

Locality type:Cliff
Classification
Species:Vesuvianite
Formula:Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Comments:Power et al. (1997) report purple vesuvianite as a constituent of rodingite inclusions in serpentinite.

A qualitative element overview by ICP-AES showed significant manganese among the trace impurities (Peter Haas).
Colour:Lavender, Purple
Quality for species:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:ICP-AES
References
References:Power, M.R., Shail, R.K., Alexander, A.C., and Scott, P.W. (1997): Proceedings of the Ussher Society 9, 188-194
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Vesuvianite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Eastern Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK
Nearest other occurrences of Vesuvianite
41.0km (25.5 miles) Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
79.7km (49.5 miles) Treburland Manganese deposits, Altarnun, Cornwall, England, UK
 
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