Deep green, lustrous single epidote crystal. A sharp crystal with no damage, there is a small contact at the bottom termination where it was attached/contacted. The crystal is very dark in normal light and looks more like the first photo than the second – the colour shown in the second photograph is with strong lighting from the front (these epidotes are not transparent). Excellent Morgan 3 epidote crystal.
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About this Find
On a trip to Peru I managed to acquire some of the best specimens I have seen from the 2012 find at Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Cañete Province, Lima Department. Information about the find is still pretty sketchy. I was told that it was a “small skarn zone” encountered and depleted. The zone was certainly quite tight – most specimens I have seen have unfortunately had some level of contacting, confirming that there was not a lot of open space for free crystal growth. The specimens are beautiful well-developed sharp epidote crystals, with great lustre. Some are very dark, in some ways, a little reminiscent of epidote from Prince of Wales, Alaska, while others have slightly lighter green (and in these, there seems to be some colour variation with some brown as well).