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Epidote

Epidote

Specimen # 100613
Mineral: Epidote
Location: Pakot, North Eastern Province, Kenya
Size: 5.2 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Price: $150.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

A sharp, brilliantly lustrous singly-terminated epidote, the main crystal is accompanied by a small sidecar almost-parallel crystal that is doubly-terminated. Some selective frosting around the back of the crystal.There is associated albite, quartz (with an etched appearance), and small crystals of bluish-green amphibole. In excellent condition - no damage. Stands perfectly for display. The sharpness and lustre are jusrt super.


About These Epidotes

Even though the finest quality epidotes from Pakot rank among the world's finest, to date not much has been written about them. The find occurred in 2002 in North Eastern Province, which was known at the time as Northern Frontier District, or NFD. It is noted by Tom Moore in his write-up of the 2003 Tucson show (The Mineralogical Record, May-June, 2003, Vol. 34:3). The deposit, described as a metamorphic skarn, was worked by Wayne Thompson and the late, famous African mineral explorer Campbell Bridges. This is a remote area of Kenya, home to tribal communities and sometimes a conflict region, so mineral specimen collecting is not an easy or frequent matter - this 2002 find was remarkable.  

Detailed Description

A sharp, brilliantly lustrous singly-terminated epidote, the main crystal is accompanied by a small sidecar almost-parallel crystal that is doubly-terminated. Some selective frosting around the back of the crystal.There is associated albite, quartz (with an etched appearance), and small crystals of bluish-green amphibole. In excellent condition - no damage. Stands perfectly for display. The sharpness and lustre are jusrt super.


About These Epidotes

Even though the finest quality epidotes from Pakot rank among the world's finest, to date not much has been written about them. The find occurred in 2002 in North Eastern Province, which was known at the time as Northern Frontier District, or NFD. It is noted by Tom Moore in his write-up of the 2003 Tucson show (The Mineralogical Record, May-June, 2003, Vol. 34:3). The deposit, described as a metamorphic skarn, was worked by Wayne Thompson and the late, famous African mineral explorer Campbell Bridges. This is a remote area of Kenya, home to tribal communities and sometimes a conflict region, so mineral specimen collecting is not an easy or frequent matter - this 2002 find was remarkable.  

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