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Mineral Specimen #2454    Cuspidine

Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

Type Location

4.4 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm

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Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2


White crystals of this rare sorosilicate from the type location. In one vug, there is also an unidentified clear crystal amongst the Cuspidine crystals. The Cuspidine fluoresces yellow under UV (a bit more yellow than in the photo). There is also a second unidentified mineral which fluoresces.


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sorosilicates | Rare Minerals | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sorosilicates | Rare Minerals | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars