A green, brown, yellow, or blue metamorphic silicate mineral, Ca10 Mg2 Al4 (SiO4 )5 (Si2 O7 )2 (OH)4 .
A usually green or brown, hard, tetragonal mineral, Ca10Mg2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4, usually found in metamorphic limestone; hydrous calcium magnesium aluminum silicate.
Origin of vesuvianite
- First found in old lava on Mount Vesuvius
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Vesuvian +"Ž -ite