This is a superb Old Stock display of Epidote elongated crystals that came from Capelinha, in the Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This specimen is from our personal collection.
Epidote is an outstanding display mineral. The most desirable form of this mineral is one with the elongated crystals. These crystals may be transparent to nearly opaque and can be extremely lustrous and often interconnected. This form is highly regarded by collectors and creates one of the finest mineral showpieces.
The color of Epidote is almost always a shade of green, with a pistachio color tint being very common. The range of color may vary from light to dark-green, olive-green, yellowish-green, brownish-green, brown, or even black. Excellent specimens of this mineral are very difficult to find.
Item # EP02138863
Superb Epidote from Brazil
This exceptional specimen was obtained by us from a South American Rock and mineral dealer years ago. It was rated "A" Grade by our supplier. Truly a very desirable specimen of Epidote which adorned our display case for a long time. There are Epidote Crystals up to 2.7" or 7cm long on this piece. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.
This specimen weighs 14.9 oz or 0.93 lbs (423g) and measures 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.3 inches (11.1 x 8.2 x 5.9cm)
Item # EPQ09160092
Epidote with Quartz Points from Brazil
This exceptional specimen was obtained by us from a Brazilian Rock and mineral dealer years ago. This is an AA Grade desirable specimen of Epidote with Quartz Points which was shown in our display case for a long time. There are Quartz Crystal Points as large as 24 x 20 x 11mm on this piece. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.
This specimen weighs 1.86 oz or 0.11 lbs (53g) and measures 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches (6.5 x 5.7 x 3.3cm)