1.33" Lustrous Vesuvianite Crystal - Kayes Region, Mali
This is a 1.33" wide, lustrous vesuvianite crystal that has been prepped free from its matrix, collected from the Kayes Region of Mali.
Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a green, brown, yellow, or blue silicate mineral. Vesuvianite occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mount Vesuvius, hence its name. Attractive-looking crystals are sometimes cut as gemstones.
Nioro du Sahel Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
Crystal: 1.33 long