2.5" Epidote Crystal Cluster with Actinolite - Pakistan

This is a beautiful crystal specimen, with seemingly flawless dark green epidote crystals protruding from the pistachio green crystal coated matrix. Various sizes of epidote crystals can be found all over the specimen, with one long epidote tourmaline through what could be considered the center. The white and green mineral aggregations along the edge of the specimen are actinolite, a mineral of the amphibole group.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Epidote and Actinolite
LOCATION
Pakistan
SIZE
2.5" long, 2.1" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#41585