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Vesuvianite


(Idocrase)
Composition: Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminim Silicate Hydroxide, Ca10Mg2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4
Hardness: 6.5
Location: named Vesuvianite for the location where it was first discovered - Mount Vesuvius, the famous volcano in Italy which erupted violently during the Roman Empire in 79 AD, and destroyed the city of Vesuvius, burying it and all its inhabitants in ash. This mineral is formed from volcanic activity. Vesuvianite can be found in several locations throughout the world, including Tanzania, Canada, and California USA. This Vesuvianite is from Canada.

Metaphysical Properties: Crystal of loyalty and cooperation. Helps to clear negative thoughts. Dispels anger, depression, and fear. Facilitates a sense of self security and courage.
Corresponding Astrological Signs: Sagittarius and Capricorn
Corresponding Chakra: Heart