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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

ABC Wednesday - V.

ABC Wednesday was started by Mrs Nesbitt, and is now Very nearly half-way through its second year.

V
is for
VESUVIANITE


Vesuvianite was originally discovered on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, hence its name. It has also been known as Idocrase from the Greek meaning mixed form.

For Various other V posts, Visit the Linky page or the Anthology site.

19 comments:

RuneE said...

A stone with a name and background like that must have many symbolic uses!

Debbie said...

Very unusual stone.. Like the markings..

babooshka said...

I think you should put your own book together with these images and a short explanatory text. I for one have been eductaed each week. Another Unique choice.

James Higham said...

That took some searching.

Aileni said...

Very good... too thick to think of anything clever today.

Rose said...

This is a stone I've never heard of! How interesting that it was found on Mount Vesuvius--is it found anywhere else?

Daryl said...

I have learned so much from you, Meri,all these fascinating stones.. I agree w/Babooshka, you should put a book together!

:-Daryl

Nessa said...

Green, my favorite oh and "V" too.

Damama T said...

Another that I've never seen. There's a new rock hound store in a local shopping center. I think I may just have to go hang out in there for a while.

WHEW! Finally all caught back up over here. Hopefully it won't be a this long before I get back again.

Love ya, my friend. xoxoxoxo

earthlingorgeous said...

What an exotic gemstone. Thanks for the new information!


Happy Holidays!

Earth

CherryPie said...

Very clever V post :-)

ChrissyM said...

Like the markings, very nice and unique looking.

From the ABC Team thank you for sharing.

Dr.John said...

Every week I wait to see what stone you have for us. This is another new one for me.

magiceye said...

another valuable gem from you!

jmb said...

I'd really like to have that rock. I have been to Pompeii and it would be very special. I have a rock I picked up at Mt Etna and one from Stromboli.

antigoni said...

I like the Greek meaning. Excellent post!

haleyhughes said...

It's always fun to learn something on an ABC post. Very pretty stone.

krizcpec said...

very interesting topic.;)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

This is really neat and a stone I have never heard of and I really enjoyed learning about!!
I hope you are doing well.
(((HUGS)))
~Michele~