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TitleCyprine (vesuvianite) from Telemark, Norway
DescriptionCyprine is the rare blue variety of the mineral vesuvianite, Ca10(Mg,Fe)2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4. Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, was originally found originally on the volcano, Mt Vesuvius. It forms as a result of contact metamorphism of impure limestones and is often associated with other exotic minerals. This sample is approximately 8 cm across.
LocationNorway. Near Telemark.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-05-22.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1253.
Key wordscyprine, idocrase, vesuvianite
Tech details498 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number562