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Epidote

Epidote

Specimen # 100450
Mineral: Epidote
Location: Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Canete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 5.0 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm
Price: $75.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

A great, sharp dark-green parallel growth epidote crystal. The crystal is doubly terminated and undamaged - there is a small contact area on the lower termination. A bit of frosting on the termination and the backside, and a cool second small crystal growing out of the back. Great form on this fine crystal.

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About this Find

On a trip to Peru I managed to acquire some of the best specimens I have seen from the 2012 find at Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Cañete Province, Lima Department. Information about the find is still pretty sketchy. I was told that it was a “small skarn zone” encountered and depleted. The zone was certainly quite tight – most specimens I have seen have unfortunately had some level of contacting, confirming that there was not a lot of open space for free crystal growth. The specimens are beautiful well-developed sharp epidote crystals, with great lustre. Some are very dark, in some ways, a little reminiscent of epidote from Prince of Wales, Alaska, while others have slightly lighter green (and in these, there seems to be some colour variation with some brown as well).

 

Detailed Description

A great, sharp dark-green parallel growth epidote crystal. The crystal is doubly terminated and undamaged - there is a small contact area on the lower termination. A bit of frosting on the termination and the backside, and a cool second small crystal growing out of the back. Great form on this fine crystal.

Browse More Peruvian Epidotes (click here)

About this Find

On a trip to Peru I managed to acquire some of the best specimens I have seen from the 2012 find at Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Cañete Province, Lima Department. Information about the find is still pretty sketchy. I was told that it was a “small skarn zone” encountered and depleted. The zone was certainly quite tight – most specimens I have seen have unfortunately had some level of contacting, confirming that there was not a lot of open space for free crystal growth. The specimens are beautiful well-developed sharp epidote crystals, with great lustre. Some are very dark, in some ways, a little reminiscent of epidote from Prince of Wales, Alaska, while others have slightly lighter green (and in these, there seems to be some colour variation with some brown as well).