A beautiful cluster of clinozoisite crystals, several of the larger of which are twinned. The crystals are sharp and lustrous. In excellent condition, a couple of tiny missing tips near the bottom if you go looking for them. Stands for display as photographed although I’d support it in this orientation. One of my favourite pieces from this find – aesthetic with great proportions.
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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.