Epidote – Pseudo Octahedral Crystals from the Kharan District


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This epidote is from Maldeen in the Ras Koh Mountains in the Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan. This locale contains large veins of crystalline epidote that contain vugs and exposed veins filled with crystals. Epidote is a silicate that contains the elements Ca, Al, Fe, Si, O and H. This cluster is made up of tabular crystals with pseudo hexagonal and pseudo octahedral habits. Unlike most crystals from the area these have a bright vitrous luster on all surfaces. The crystals form a pine tree-like formation that can be displayed from all sides. The base has a healed surface (photo 6) that apparently was the original attachment point. It measures. 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches or 45 x 41 x 32 mm.

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Weight6 oz

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