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Specimen # 102154
Mineral: Clinozoisite
Location: Clinozoisite, Cerro San Cristobal, San Vincente de Cañete, Cañete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 6.0 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm


Detailed Description

This piece features the largest fine crystal in the lot – it is a gorgeous twinned clinozoisite. The crystals on this specimen are sharp, lustrous and translucent. A couple of the companions to the large crystal are also twinned, while most of the smaller crystals are not. In excellent condition, some small tips missing if you search for them. A superb clinozoisite from this find!

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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 34 × 60 × 42 cm