This is the finest small specimen I have seen from this find – a perfect floater pair of epidote crystals. The colour is lighter green than most from this find. The crystals are sharp and the aesthetics are super. The specimen can be fit into a thumbnail box lying down. This is a super, unique epidote form this unusual locality – just excellent.
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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).