Friday, 7 October 2011

Epidote ~

Epidote looks as if it belongs to the tourmaline group, but it doesn't.  Here is a charming specimen of epidote in quartz:  I've shown it considerably enlarged so you can see the detail.

Another angle:

Nunderite is an unexpected cousin: here spots and speckles of epidote can be seen in andalusitic quartz:

A very small polished pebble of nunderite

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