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Specimen # 100456
Mineral: Epidote
Location: Epidote, Concession Morgan 3, Coyallo, Canete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 3.6 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm


Detailed Description

A pair of sharp dark-green epidote crystals on light green sparkly epidote. The smaller one is partly coated with lighter green epidote crystals. The larger one has a great termination – the light green at the back corner is mostly micro-crystalline epidote, although there is minor chipping visible with magnification. A great little specimen.

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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).

Additional information

Dimensions 36 × 30 × 29 cm