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Vesuvianite from
Eg (Eeg), Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway

Classification
Species:Vesuvianite
Formula:(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Comments:Nice dark green crystals to 10cm have been found.
Habit:Elongated prismatic or short prismatic crystals up to 7-10 cm with prominent basis {001}and prisms. Forms observed: {001},{110},{210},{100},{111},{331},{101},{312}
Colour:Dark greenish brown to caledonian brown
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Weiss (1829): Über den Vesuvian von Eeg bei Christianssand. Verh. naturf. Freunde, Berl. 1, 4. Stück, 261; Zepharovich,V.R. von (1864): Kristallographische Studien über den Idokras. Sitzb.Wiener Aka. 49: 116
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Grossular1 photo of Vesuvianite associated with Grossular at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Vesuvianite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Eg (Eeg), Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Nearest other occurrences of Vesuvianite
1.2km (0.8 miles) Sødal quarries, Kalkheia, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
2.2km (1.4 miles) Gimlekollen, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
52.0km (32.3 miles) Nødebro Mine (Nøddebro), Øyestad, Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
56.4km (35.0 miles) Torbjørnsbu Mine, Barbudalen, Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
77.4km (48.1 miles) Kil, Vestfjorden, Vegårshei, Aust-Agder, Norway
 
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