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

Locality type:Cliff
Classification
Species:Vesuvianite var: Manganoan Vesuvianite
Formula:(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
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 Manganoan Vesuvianite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Eastern Cliff, Kennack Cove (Kennack Sands), Kennack, Grade-Ruan, Cornwall, England, UK
 
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