2.9" Epidote Crystal Cluster on Actinolite - Pakistan

This specimen contains thousands of small epidote crystals that protrude in every direction from the surface of the pistachio green matrix beneath. Some larger tourmalines can be found stemming sporadically from the specimens actinolite base. The white and green mineral on the bottom of this specimen is actinolite, which is a part 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
2.9" long, 2.6" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#41586