Vesuvianite is named because it was first found at Mount Vesuvius. This material comes from that locality. Vesuvianite forms in skarns, which are rocks where silica rich magma reacts with calcium rich limestone, producing a wide range of minerals with both calcium and silica. Vesuvianite has inclusio of gold, silver and copper from the magma.

If you like this material, you will also like any of the jade or labradorite.

Please enlarge and view the photographs for more detailed views. Shown wet to simulate polish. As with all natural rock, there may be fractures or pits to seal or work around. Each slab has the approximate dimensions listed. I use the longest and widest point and the thinnest, it’s not averaged.

We have worked hard with the lighting and the settings on the camera so that the colors are very accurate. Individual settings may affect color viewing on various devices and I cannot predict what your device will do, but on my computer, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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