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Epidote

Former collection Christian Mavris
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Description
Locality: 
Viù Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3 × 1.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Weight: 
15.00gr
Description

Elegant small miniature consisting of a dozen of gemmy tabular crystals of olive green epidote grown on green-brown rodingite matrix. The crystals are superbly lustrous and transparent, with multiple faces with challenge the photographer during their depiction.

A lovely miniature with some minor peripheral contacts. The specimen is in my collection since the early 2000s, when I was an geology undergrad student. A true Alpine gem.

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...

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