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Mineral Specimen #5303    Vesuvianite variety Idocrase

Crestmore Quarries, Crestmore, San Bernardino Co., California

5.7 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm


Collected by Earl Pampeyan, 1948; Ex. California Academy of Sciences, Ex. Steve Pullman

A cluster of relatively large, crude crystals of Vesuvianite which are brown in color with a hint of green. The surfaces of the Vesuvianite crystals have a high, glossy luster. There is also present an unidentified white to beige colored material which fluoresces weakly under LW.


Flaws: The Vesuvianite crystals have numerous cracks and there are damaged areas.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Sorosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars