|Mineral class||Silicates : Sorosilicates : Epidote - Vesuvianite group|
|Habitus||Short striated prismatic crystals with a square cross section. Terminated by a foursided pyramide, often truncated by a pinacoide surface dominating the pyramide. Also common as massive aggregates.|
|Cleavage||Indistinct along the crystal, fracture uneven to conchoidal.|
|Color||Green to dark brow. Also exists in yellow, blue and purple. Translucent to transparent.|
|Occurance||In metamorphic limestones.|
|Associates||Grossular, Diopside, Wollastonite|
|Notes|| Slightly pleocroic.|
Partly soluble in hydrochloric acid.
Other names : Idocrase, Cyprine, Californite.
Type locality : Mount Vesuvios, Italy.
|Locations|| A mineral with a number of localities in Sweden.|
| To silicate index.
|| Mineral group index.
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