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Epidote & Quartz

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Epidote & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Xanthi, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater. It consists of several sharp termianted, end-pointed epidote crystals - tehy are formed like a wind-mill and show great contrast to thin milky quartz crystals. The specimen looks beautiful in each angle, no significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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...

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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