Mineral Detail
 
Mineral Name Vesuvianite
Specimen Number F238
Record ID 6601
Locality Nickname Franklin, New Jersey
State New Jersey
County Sussex
Township Hardyston
Town Franklin
Mine  Franklin Mine
Mining District  Franklin Mining District
Min Dat Locality Page  http://www.mindat.org/loc-6772.html
Description  Hardystonite, calcite, willemite. Reddish-brown mineral is labeled vesuvianite and probably is. This mineral is labeled as containing large amounts of beryllium (the so-called “Be-vesuvianite”), but modern analyses to date have not yet confirmed the earlier reports of as much as 9.2 wt. % Be, showing instead less than 4 wt. % of that element. For such a light element, however, a content of 4 wt. % is noteworthy in terms of atom %.
   
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