Epidote – Large Blade-Like Crystal from the Morogoro Region


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This epidote crystal is from Mahenge in the Morogoro Region, Tanzania. This locale is mined by the local population for ruby and sapphire however approximately one dozen other minerals including epidote can be found there. Epidote is a silicate that contains the elements Ca, Fe, Al, Si , O and H. This specimen consists of a blade-like tabular crystal with a dark brown to brownish/green color That has lightly striated surfaces and a viteous luster. The piece measures  1 3/4 x 1 x 1/4 inches or 45 x 25 x 6 mm.

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Weight6 oz

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