This specimen features prominent twinned crystals of clinozoisite – almost all of the crystals are twins. The clizoizites are sharp and lustrous. In excellent condition, no damage to any of the main crystals, some smaller incomplete crystals, including close to the periphery where this was attached to adjoining parts of the pocket. Looks striking when supported to stand as photographed. A nicely proportioned, aesthetic clinozoisite, and great twinning!
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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.