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The Joppa Hill, Amherst vesuvianite has been known since the mid 1800's. A line drawing of a Joppa Hill vesuvianite was included in Dana's 1844 Mineralogy
In 1799, Rene Just HaŁy introduced the name "idocrase", which was formerly a popular name.
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VESUVIANITE on Grossular    Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
1.6 cm group of nut-brown parallel growth vesuvianite crystals.

Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 1.6 cm group of nut-brown parallel growth vesuvianite crystals.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
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VESUVIANITE on Grossular    Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
0.8 cm double terminated vesuvianite crystal on 1.8 cm grossular garnet with minor pale green diopside.

Species:           VESUVIANITE on Grossular
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 cm double terminated vesuvianite crystal on 1.8 cm grossular garnet with minor pale green diopside.
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
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VESUVIANITE on Grossular    Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
0.8 cm double terminated vesuvianite crystal on 1.8 cm grossular garnet with minor pale green diopside.

Species:           VESUVIANITE on Grossular - another view
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 cm double terminated vesuvianite crystal on 1.8 cm grossular garnet with minor pale green diopside.
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
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VESUVIANITE   Joppa Hill Skarn Locality, Amherst, NH
14 cm specimen with brown prismatic vesuvianite crystals etched out from calcite filled cavity.

Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:          Joppa Hill Skarn Locality, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 14 cm specimen with brown prismatic vesuvianite crystals etched out from calcite filled cavity. Small pale-green blades of clinozoisite are also present. Milky blob in center is residual calcite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer, 1988
Catalog No.: 726
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VESUVIANITE   Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
9 mm vesuvianite crystal in quartz.

Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 9 mm vesuvianite crystal in quartz.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
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VESUVIANITE   Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
2 cm field of view

Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 2 cm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 728
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VESUVIANITE    Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
2 cm specimen

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VESUVIANITE    Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
2 cm specimen
Species:           VESUVIANITE  
Locality:          Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 2 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 816
Notes: Second photo is from a stacked image set. Color on second photo is more accurate.
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VESUVIANITE   Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
2.3 cm specimen.

Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:          Joppa Hill, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 2.3 cm specimen.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 755
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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
6 cm specimen


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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
4 cm zoom view


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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
specimen labels
Species:           VESUVIANITE  
Locality:          Warren, NH
Specimen Size: 6 cm specimen. Zoom view is 4 cm.
Field Collected: ex. Arthur L. Flagg (d. 1961) collection
Catalog No.: 1862
Notes: Purchased from David H Garskey (Sept. 2013). Garskey purchased specimen from dealer, "Mineral Zone" 2012.
I do have some concern about the validity of the Warren provenance of this specimen. A Harvard vesuvianite specimen from Beach Hill, Warren, NH, mindat.org link has a much browner coloration. The color, form, and luster of this Warren specimen are close to the typical vesuvianite from the Webster Quarry, Sanford, ME. I understand that old specimens from obscure/lost localities can get miss-labeled at some point in their multi-owner history. Perhaps some more Warren skarn specimens will come to light in the future to correlate with this one.
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VESUVIANITE   Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
6 mm crystal on black balsa post
Species:           VESUVIANITE  
Locality:          Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm crystal on black balsa post
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u1473
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VESUVIANITE  Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
12 mm field of view
Species:           VESUVIANITE
Locality:         Joppa Hill Locale, Amherst, NH
Specimen Size: 12 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2518
Notes: Collected from residential lot site off Pulpit Rd., August 2021.