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Epidote

Epidote

Specimen # 100455
Mineral: Epidote
Location: Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Canete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 3.8 x 3.4 x 2.0 cm
Price: $45.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

A trio of sharp dark-green lustrous epidote crystals. Lustrous undamaged terminations. There is some damage around the base of the smaller crystals and you would display that so that it faced off to the side and back, as oriented in the first photo. There is microcrystalline frosting on the other side of the large crystal. This is a very good specimen from this find at a super price.

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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 trio of sharp dark-green lustrous epidote crystals. Lustrous undamaged terminations. There is some damage around the base of the smaller crystals and you would display that so that it faced off to the side and back, as oriented in the first photo. There is microcrystalline frosting on the other side of the large crystal. This is a very good specimen from this find at a super price.

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).