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Cyprine (of Berzelius)

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Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Name introduced in 1820 by Jöns Jakob Berzelius for a blue, Cu-bearing variety of vesuvianite from Kleppan, Sauland, Norway. Named after the Latin cuprum, copper, alluding to the copper content. The copper content was detected with a blowpipe.
A synonym of Cyprine
Cyprine has been used as a name for a blue, green, red (?) or rarely purple variety of Vesuvianite. May be coloured by copper (Cu2+) or Manganese (Mn3+).

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