Vesuvianite is named after the deposits that were found on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius in Italy, but it is also known as Idocrase, particularly when it is used in jewellery. A green variety of Idocrase known as Californite can be found only in California.

Alternative Names Idocrase
Colour Green, Yellow, Purple
Hardness 6
Crystal system Tetragonal
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Resinous
Main Locations Italy, Canada, USA, Peru
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Sagittarius, Capricorn
Numerology 2
Planetary Unknown
Element Earth

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