Pseudo-octahedral Epidote on Feldspar matrix

 

Origin: Africa, South Africa, Northern Cape Province, Namaqualand, Lower Orange River

 

Africa, South Africa, Northern Cape Province, Namaqualand, Lower Orange River, Goodhouse area

 

We have managed to get hold of a very limited supply of extremely rare and beautiful multi-combination Epidote crystal specimens. These specimens is from a new source in the Northern Cape Province (South Africa), they are not from a mine and is hand-dug by a good friend of ours.

 

The Epidote specimens from this locality is found in very unusual combinations with various and unusual mineral combinations.

 

The dark black-green crystals are either found on a Muscovite Mica and Feldspar mixture and/or on Quartz matrix that varies from milky to translucent blue to green in colour due to trace elements of Copper minerals. Unusual Malachite growths can be found on some specimens as well as an unidentified blueish copper mineral (possibly Chrysocolla), this blueish mineral was found as an inclusion in Quartz crystals in only one specimen. The matrix may also contain reddish-brown Cuprite and a metallic mineral possibly Hematite. Other minerals that can be found on these specimens are Calcite and most unusual, Fluorite.

 

The photos were taken in bright sunlight during the day to bring out the best colours, please note this varies depending on lighting conditions.

 

The photos were taken in bright sunlight to bring out their best colours.

Pseudo-octahedral Epidote vug in Feldspar matrix - Northern Cape

SKU: CRSP283
$75.00Price
  • Pseudo-octahedral Epidote on Feldspar matrix

    Origin: Africa, South Africa, Northern Cape Province, Namaqualand, Lower Orange River, Goodhouse area

    Size: 70 mm x 55 mm, 126 grams

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