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Clinozoisite

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Locality: 
Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell & Eden, Orleans County, Vermont, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 0.7 × 0.4 cm
Weight: 
1.00gr
Description

The Belvidere Mountain Quarries are well known for exceptional specimens of grossular. But they also produced very good specimens of several other minerals, including clinozoisite, the mineral featured on this specimen. As on this specimen, the terminations are often compound or serrated, but the crystals can be quite attractive - in some ways perhaps more so than crystals with simple terminations. The largest crystals on this specimen are ca 1 ¾  cm high.

The first two full view photos probably have the most natural color. (They also reveal mineral tac stuck to the base. I didn’t make much effort to remove it because I just have to stick this back on the tac after the photo.)

The second two full-view photos show the usual “resting state’. No doubt something more clever can be devised. (These are old photos with not-so-hot color balance.)

The pair of close-up photos (FOV 4.2 x 6.6 mm) shows the compound nature of the terminations.

Please note that the lighting (not backlighting – just normal photo lighting) used for the full-view photos makes the crystals look brighter than when simply hand-held in ambient lighting.

Single item shipping weight (with mini TN case) is 2.9 oz (81 g). For shipments outside the USA, up to a total weight < 8 oz (225g), this can be combined with items from this or other auctions for the same postage.

Within the USA, postage for total weights up to 13 oz ranges from $4.25 to $6.50 (including packing etc) regardless of destination. Above 13 oz, I will use “own box” Priority Mail. The rate, including packing, varies by destination from $7.25 to $9.50.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Clinozoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Hardness: 
7.0
Type Locality: 
Gösleswand (Goslerwand), Prägraten, Virgen Valley, East Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
LMB minerals

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In addition to the standard terms and conditions, please note the following. Almost all IDs are visual. While in most cases the ID is obvious, there may be cases where it is not. If you are doubtful about a particular ID, please ask for more information. Or do not bid! Similarly, if you are not sure that the specimen meets your criteria, do not bid. I have tdone the best I can with the photos. Nevertheless, if you are not happy with a specimen for any reason, I will refund the bid price – but not the shipping costs (unless the fault is clearly mine) – if the specimen is returned. This policy applies even if analysis of the specimen shows that my ID was incorrect. When in doubt, ask - or don’t bid. Note that most crystals at MSH and Varennes are micros - even if on large specimens. Please pay attention to the stated sizes. Any customs duties, fees etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.

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