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Clinozoisite var. Pistacite from Alicante, Valencia, Spain

 
Clinozoisite var. Pistacite from Alicante, Valencia, Spain

Clinozoisite var. Pistacite from Alicante, Valencia, Spain

Clinozoisite var. Pistacite from Alicante, Valencia, Spain

DESCRIPTION:No. 38030
Mineral:Clinozoisite var. Pistacite
Locality:Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Description:Fibrous green crystals of Fe-rich clinozoisite Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) , variety pistacite, lining veins in brown matrix. I have seen these labeled as epidote, Ca2(Al,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH), but there is not enough iron. The crystals look beautiful under 20X.
Overall Size:8x8x6 cm
Crystals:1-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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