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VIII - Sorosilicates
Crystal habit of Vesuvianite Vesuvianite

Name   Vesuvianite
Chemistry   Ca10(Mg,Fe)2Al4[(OH)4|(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2]
Hardness   6.5
Lustre   vitreous - resinous
Colour   brown, green, yellow
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.3 - 3.5
Crystal habit   tetragonal, crystals prismatic, striated, square cross section
Cleavage, Fracture   [110], [100], [001] indistinct, fracture conchoidal to uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   contact mineral in limestone, also in alpine veins

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