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TitleCoarsely crystalline epidote from Peru
DescriptionThis specimen, 9 cm in longest dimension, contains mostly radiating crystals of dark green-black epidote, Ca2(Al,Fe)3Si3O12(OH). Minor quartz (clear, white) is also present. Epidote is typically fine grained or massive with a “pistachio” color. When in radiating aggregates, such as this specimen, the color generally appears darker.
LocationPeru. Near Mina Rasario Mabel Huancavelica.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsepidote, Peru
Tech details563 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifil FinePix S1 Pro digital camera..
GeoDIL number1025