Tabular Green Epidote Crystals on Quartz from Meigu Co., China

Dimension: 9.8cm x 6.6cm x 3.8cm

Weight: 231g

Locality: Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China


Glassy, lustrous, transparent to translucent Quartz crystals are richly accented by numerous, glassy to translucent, very lustrous, tabular, fan-like crystal groups of bright-green Epidote crystals.  The Quartz crystals display slightly smoky color.


Some terminations are chipped with the expected contacting around the extreme perimeter, but with the highly lustrous surfaces and abundant bright green Epidote crystals aesthetically scattered on top, it is still such a beautiful piece.  This specimen was collected in about 2003 and the base is sawed flat.

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