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Epidote With Calcite

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RBR77665

Epidote With Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Knappenwand, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3.5 × 4.5 cm
Description

Very high quality from this world best locality for epidote. The specimen is very showy in several displays. The crystals are very glossy and show high transparency. The calcite is etched on one side and glossy on the other one.

Some epidote is intergrown to the calcite. The specimen is very aesthetic, nearly undamaged and in best condition.

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...

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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