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Specimen # 102160
Mineral: Clinozoisite
Location: Clinozoisite, Cerro San Cristobal, San Vincente de Cañete, Cañete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 7.7 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm


Detailed Description

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.

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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.

Additional information

Dimensions 47 × 77 × 53 cm