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Vesuvianite in Monticellite and Cuspidine var. Custerite from Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California

 
Vesuvianite in Monticellite and Cuspidine var. Custerite from Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California

Vesuvianite in Monticellite and Cuspidine var. Custerite from Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Vesuvianite in Monticellite and Cuspidine var. Custerite from Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 51081
Mineral:Vesuvianite in Monticellite and Cuspidine var. Custerite
Locality:Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California
Description:Rich specimen of translucent green vesuvianite crystals to 4 mm in white matrix composed of monticellite and cuspidine, variety custerite. Veins of an unidentified white mineral, possibly calcite or wollastonite, fluoresces green under UV illumination Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection, employed at Crestmore 1951-1969, rising to managing director of Riverside Cement Co.
Overall Size:5x5x3.5 cm
Crystals:1-3 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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