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Axinite & Epidote

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Locality: 
Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 4.6 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Weight: 
72.00gr
Description

A new find of brown Mn-axinite with epidote from Peru pleasantly surprised the mineral market. The specimen is composed of razor-sharp blades of axinite with minor epidote and garnets on the bottom side of the specimen. Lustrous surface of axinites exposes their curved nature, and like the quartz gwindels, these are the gwindels of axinite! 

Twisting is compensated by numerous terraces that give the specimen an additional appeal. In a small cavity between the large axinites there is a group of tiny long prismatic green epidote crystals protruding from the surface. Not yet identified tiny orange-brown garnets are filling the contacts between axinite and the host rock.

Due to tight intergrowth of crystals within the veins, well displayed specimens as this one, are highly desired by mineral collectors.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Axinite

Group Parent: 
Axinite Group

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...

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