Name: Vesuvianite
Mineral name: Idocrase
Color(s): Yellow, green, brown; colorless to white, blue, violet, bluish green, pink, red, black, commonly zoned
Mineral Information: Sorosilicate
Chemical Make-up: Ca10Mg2Al4(Si2O7)2(SiO4)5(OH)4
Hardness: 6.5
Where they are found: Italy, Quebec, USA in Vermont and Maine.
About Stone: It was named for deposits found at the volcano on Mt Vesuvius.
Zodiac Association: Sagittarius and Capricorn
Metaphysical Properties: Helps you to embrace the desires of the higher self and the true yearnings of the heart. Its action helps you to override the energy of the ego and its vibration is a strong aid for spiritual growth, and forward movement in your life.