Epidote from Rosario Mabel Claim, Peru
Dimension: 4.1cm x 3.2cm x 1.9cm
Locality: Rosario Mabel Claim, Pampa Blanca District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Region, Peru
A gorgeous specimen featuring three attached sprays of grass green Epidote crystals from Rosario Mabel Claim, Pampa Blanca, Peru. This eye-catching grass green color of Epidote is absolutely rarer than the deep green ones. From a limited small pocket find that was discovered in around 1995-1996, the divergent spray of "fanlike" Epidote crystals have matte luster, with elongated prismatic shape and bright pyramidal terminations.
Besides the "fanlike" crystal habit, the Rosario Mabel mineral always carry a deep green color that is sometimes mistaken for black. They are often found in associated with Quartz similar to those from Meigu Co. of Yunnan, China, they are unique enough to be easily identified as to mineral species and locality.