Epidote -classic Italian
2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
Bright lustrous Epidote crystals in a cluster that are topped with a larger compound prism on the top. Largest prisms reach 1 CM which is very large for this locale. The crystals are all gemmy and the largest are in fine condition, a 20X magnification finds some very tiny chips but perfect by naked eye. The Bellacombe area is one of the great classic locales best known for great Garnets, Vesuvianites etc. The Epidote here can be a bright yellow color when small and grades to a honey brown as they get larger. This is a nice example that is well above average for size and esthetics.
Epidote -vintage, classic Swiss
5.4 x .3 x .3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
A fine, vintage classic Epidote prism in perfect condition with outstanding provenance. Ex Clarence Bement, American Museum of Natural History, Jeff Glover and the Larry Conklin collections with other labels as well. The slender prism is transparent, sharp, lustrous and well terminated. This sort of Epidote is rare from Switzerland and this one (donated to AMNH in 1910) was collected well over 100 years ago. The Bement collection was at one time considered the finest ever assembled in the Americas, it later formed the heart of the AMNH collection. Bement pieces are rarely available and this Swiss Alpine specimen is a choice one. One last note there are discrepancies among the old labels regarding the location, several list Zermat as the source, but research by later collectors indicates this is a Grisons (Grischun) piece.
Epidote -Doubly terminated
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
4 x 1.6 x .6 CM (miniature)
Worldwide mix summer
A glassy yellow-green crystal cluster of classic form that is largely transparent from Alchuri. Doubly terminated and nearly a complete floater. There is a small edge rough spot where this was in contact with another crystal. The Pakistani Epidote can look a lot like other Alpine localities but have some distinctions too. This is a nice complete and very affordable example.
Epidote/ Clinozoisite on Calcite
VAG Mine, Lowell & Eden
3.8 x 2.8 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Sharp translucent Epidote/ Clinozoisite crystals to 2.1 CM well exposed from Calcite matrix. The main crystals are damage free, well terminated and have very good luster. C nice example from a classic locale, not many matrix specimens of Epidote were recovered. Could trim to thumbnail size if desired.
Epidote and Prehnite
5.8 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
Pre Holiday 2017
A superb small cabinet Epidote and Prehnite specimen from the prolific find in Mali. Of the many specimens that have come out few have this bright luster, color and esthetics. The Prehnite ball is elegantly encased by the Epidote crystals that are in perfect condition. Far better than typical "mine run" quality. Due to the large recent production, this is an economical yet very choice specimen.
stock #8 AE-923
Hachupa (Hashupi). Shigar Valley, Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas,
6.6 x 4.3 x 1 CM (cabinet)
new june 17
Sharp, gemmy undamaged and esthetic as well,this is a fine epidote showing a good olive green color. Looks a lot like a classic Austrian specimen but it is from Shigar. Display equally well from either side, a really great value for a good alpine style piece.
Epidote and Quartz ex Ed Over
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Prince of Wales Island
7.3 x 5.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
A fine classic Epidote from Green Monster that was collected by Ed Over, formerly in the Warren Johansson collection. From the legendary find by Over more than 70 years ago, this has fine doubly terminated Epidote crystals over 4 CM in size. Nicely sprinkled with Quartz crystals some of which have green Epidote inclusions. In excellent condition, a very choice specimen that is more impressive in person.
Lustrous oil-green prisms are well presented on the contrasting Actinolite. From a less well known Northeastern US locality (the Ore Hill mine, Warren, NH) Ex Bob Whitmore collection, the condition is excellent.Choice piece from an uncommon locale.