Quartz with Actinolite and Epidote – Castrovirrenya Province


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This quartz is from the Pampa Blanca District, Castroverreyn Province, Huancavelica,  Peru. This encompasses a large area that contains seven recognized mineral species. It is most famous for the occasional epidote crystal clusters found there. Epidote is a silicate that contains the elements Ca, Fe, Al, Si , O and H and quartz contains Si, O. This specimen consists of several elongated, green, quartz crystals. The crystals have heavy inclusions of green actinolite and prismatic epidote crystals. The actinolite colors the quartz green. Epidote clusters also protrude from and are on the surface of the quartz. There are minor deposits of palygorskite on the piece also. This piece measures 3 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 ” or 78 x 32 x 28 mm.

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Weight10 oz