Mineral Information and Data:

Vesuvianite
(Ca,Na)19(Al,Mg,Fe)13(SiO4)10(Si2O7)4(OH,F,O)10 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after its locality: Mte. Somma, Vesuvius, Italy.

IMA status : Approved Species 1795 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
58.02.04.01  
  (58) Sorosilicate Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
  (58.02) with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n=1,2)
  (58.02.04) Vesuvianite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.BG.35
  (09) Silicates
  (09.B) Sorosilicates (dimer) structures
  (09.BG) Sorosilicates with mixed SiO4 and Si2O7 groups; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/m — dipyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Gemstone Rare.

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