Where did the mineral vesuvianite get its name?

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Date created: Fri, Jul 9, 2021 1:13 AM
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  • Vesuvianite is named after Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, the famous volcano where it was originally described. The term Idocrase is an older synonym not commonly used anymore; it is more readily seen in old collection labels and classical reference guides.

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