Vesuvianite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 Mineral Note: Cyprine was a name previously given to any blue variety of vesuvianite
 Year Discovered: 1795
     
 Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Boron, Calcium, Fluorine, Hydrogen, Iron, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Vesuvianite

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.421

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.82


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 19, No. 2 - September 1978, pg. 11The Post Palache Minerals by Frank Z. Edwards - Beryllium Idocrase-Vesuvianite
View IssueV. 11, No. 2 - August 1970, pg. 10Additional Mineral Notes - Idocrase (Vesuvianite) (small article)
     
Images

     
Vesuvianite, with calcite, and hendricksite mica, from Franklin, New Jersey
Vesuvianite (yellow tan), with calcite (white), and hendricksite mica (shiny black), from Franklin, New Jersey. From the collection of and photo by Ken Reynolds.


Cyprine (blue), willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica, from Franklin
Vesuvianite variety Cyprine (blue), with willemite, calcite, and hendricksite mica (shiny black), from Franklin, New Jersey. From the collection of and photo by JVF.


Cyprine (blue), willemite "blue", franklinite, andradite, hendricksite, FranklinCyprine (blue), willemite "blue", franklinite, andradite, hendricksite, Franklin under shortwave UV Light
Vesuvianite variety cyprine (blue), willemite, franklinite, andradite (light brown), and hendricksite mica (shiny black). Photo by JVF.
Vesuvianite variety cyprine, thoroughly mixed with willemite under shortwave UV light, giving the appearance of "blue willemite". Cyprine is non-fluorescent. The calcite fluoresces red and the willemite green. Photo by JVF.


Vesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJVesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV Light
Vesuvianite variety cyprine (blue), willemite (light green and white), calcite (white), hendricksite mica (shiny black) and andradite garnet (brown) from Franklin, NJ. 6" x 4 1/2". From the collection of Gerry McLoughlin, photo by WP.
Vesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green and the calcite dark red, the cyprine, mica and garnet are non-fluorescent. 6" x 4 1/2". From the collection of Gerry McLoughlin, photo by WP.
Vesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Vesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green and the calcite orange red, the cyprine, mica and garnet are non-fluorescent. The blue cyprine includes exsolution willemite and appears to fluoresce green. 6" x 4 1/2". From the collection of Gerry McLoughlin, photo by WP.







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