Epidote – Faden Crystals – from the Tormig Valley, Skardu District


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This epidote is from the Tormig Valley in the Haramosh Mountans, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. This river valley encompasses a large area containing many mines and diggings. The area contains many alpine deposits and pegmatites that produce a variety of mineral crystals including epidote. It is a silicate that contains the elements Ca, Al, Fe, Si, O and H. This is a formation of two faden crystal chains that have shallow vee or parallel growth. The crystals have elongated tabular habits and are translucent with a vitreous luster. This piece measures 1 7/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 inches or 48 x 19 x 6 mm.

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Weight6 oz