Vesuvianite, Anorthite
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
The famous Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy is the Type Locality for vesuvianite and the feldspar anorthite. This excellent, older specimen is richly covered with gemmy and lustrous, brown vesuvianite crystals to 9 mm and is beautifully accented with glassy, white anorthite lathes. The vesuvianites have striking flashes of yellow-orange fire. Very highly representative combination material from this famous locale. Ex. Mullane Collection and accompanied by a 1960s-1970s era Burminco label.