2.5" Lustrous, Epidote Crystal Cluster - Morocco
This is a cluster of dark green, epidote crystals in bow tie and fan shaped aggregates on a bed of quartz. The epidote crystals are up to about 4mm across. The specimen was collected at Imilchil in the Er Rachidia Province of Morocco.
Epidote is a green, silicate mineral that is commonly found in regionally metamorphosed rocks. It often forms lustrous, elongated and interconnected crystals that are highly coveted by collectors. While nearly all epidote is green it may take on many different shades and tones from yellowish to deep green.