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Specimen # 102157
Mineral: Clinozoisite
Location: Clinozoisite, Cerro San Cristobal, San Vincente de Cañete, Cañete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 8.6 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm


Detailed Description

A great mound of clinozoisite crystals, this one is really different, well crystallized with no points of attachment – it is crystallized all around on all sides (including the bottom). A few of the larger crystals are twinned, most of the crystals are singles. They are sharp and lustrous. In remarkable condition, if I search for them I can find very few minor missing tips as displayed, among all those crystals. Stands perfectly for display as photographed. A very nice display specimen of clinozoisite.

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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 35 × 86 × 58 cm