Vesuvianite, also known as Idocrase after its discovery at Mount Vesuvius, has crystals that are prismatic and glassy. It is usually green or chartreuse in color, but may be found in yellow to brown, yellow-green, red, black, blue or purple hues.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: inert to orange yellow
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; Afghanistan; Russian Federation; United States of America; Kenya; Switzerland; India; Canada; Pakistan; Unknown; Norway; Brazil; Italy
Moderately soft, so be mindful of scratching