This plate hosts a small forest of olive-green clinozoisite crystals. The crystals are sharp with good lustre, and almost all of the crystals are contact twins. In excellent condition, no damage, a couple of incomplete crystals at the periphery where this was attached to the rock. Good proportions, great quality crystals and lots of twins!
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.