Epidote Crystals from the Tormig Valley in the Haramosh Mountains


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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 are mined by the locals for the recovery of mineral specimens including epidote. It is a silicate that contains the elements Ca, Fe, Al, Si and O. This specimen consists of double terminated, parallel, epidote crystals. They have a rich pistachio color and are transparent with a vitreous luster. They measure 2 13/16 x 3/4 x 1/4 inches or 71 x 20 x 6 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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