- Miniature, 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm
- Bellecombe, Val D'Aosta, Italy
- Ex. Robert Whitmore
This rich, display-sized specimen hosts a number of elongated, sharply crystallized vesuvianites to nearly 2 cm. These are classic, forest-green vesuvianite crystals from the Italian Piedmont. Nice clusters like this have tended to stay in Italy with the collectors, and we seldom see (at least in the US) anything really good. Unique compared to other locales, these are immediately recognizable classics.