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Amethyst With Epidote Inclusions

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FRN95556

Amethyst With Epidote Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan, Sichuan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14.9 × 8.5 × 6.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.20cm
Description

A large plate of fat amethyst quartz (two generations) with deep green epidote and spherical hematite inclusions. The hematite inclusions give the first generation quartz lustrous bright red color and covered by transparent second generation quartz.

The lustrous epidote groups are nestled between the quartz crystals, some are interested partly wrapping by the second transparent quartz.

Weight up to 980g.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amethyst

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Purple

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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