This is a great piece – a different style, of which there are not many fine specimens, where the clinozoisites are somewhat more isolated on a matrix. The crystals are sharp, and they are lustrous, with some frosting in places. In excellent condition, one small missing tip (lower on the piece) and a couple of small incomplete crystals at the periphery. Stands perfectly for display as photographed.
About These Clinozoisite Specimens
These clinozoisite specimens were found in 2017. I understand that the workings where they were found are only operational on a sporadic basis. The specific zone from which these specimens were recovered is apparently now done, and they have encountered a bit of epidote as the work has advanced beyond the clinozoisite zone. Excellent display specimens of clinozoisite are generally uncommon – one thinks of the famous finds at Alchuri in the Shigar Valley in Pakistan, and few other localities come to mind. These clinozoisite specimens are different – they are all clustered groups of crystals.