Vesuvianite, var. cyprine



A generally pale blue variety of Vesuvianite, colored by traces of copper.

 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
     
 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
     
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 References:
Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.53


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 28, No. 2 - Fall 1987, pg. 15Research Reports, Cu-Bearing Vesuvianite
View IssueV. 19, No. 2 - September 1978, pg. 11The Post Palache Minerals by Frank Z. Edwards - Beryllium Idocrase-Vesuvianite
     
Images

     
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 Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJVesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, 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 Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, 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 Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, 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 Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Vesuvianite variety cyprine, willemite, calcite, hendricksite mica and andradite garnet from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, 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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