2" Clinozoisite and Epidote Crystal Cluster - Peru

This is a 2" wide association of yellow-green clinozoisite crystals and epidote that were collected from the Cañete Province of Peru.

Clinozoisite is a aluminum calcium sorosilicate with the complex chemical formula {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH). It is a member of the epidote group and is often found exhibiting colorless, yellow, yellow-green, green or pink coloration. It also goes by the name of "aluminum epidote" and is found in locations of metamorphism and calcium baring sedimentary rocks.

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.
Clinozoisite & Epidote
Cerro San Cristobal, Cañete Province, Lima Dept., Peru
2 x 1.6"