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Epidote - pseudo after twinned Orthoclase
stock #22.1-634
Rusted Revolver Prospect, Orogrande, Otero County
New Mexico, United States
4.1 x 2.9 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Fall 22

A perfect 360 degree specimen of Carlsbad twinned Orthoclase crystal replaced by greenish Epidote. It seems these pseudomorphs are unique in the world, this being the only discovery and locality on the planet. From this recent find in Otero County, New Mexico, this is a textbook clear twinned crystal form and a fine pseudomorph as well. This discovery or possible rediscovery by Erin Deventhal and Phillip Simmonds in late 2020 produced quite a good selection of specimens in all grades. This was selected from the lot as an especially sharp, distinct example with nice color. It is great and satisfying to see new discoveries being made that produce fine specimens.

Epidote - large single crystal
stock #22.1-479
Karoi District
Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
6.2 x 4.9 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Fall 22

Dark green and quite lustrous, a single doubly terminated crystal of Epidote from Zimbabwe. Complete and with a sparkling druse of Quartz crystals, this is a nice Epidote from anyplace and incredibly good for this locale. An older specimen this is the best example we know of from Zimbabwe. The backside has some bruises on an edge but the front and sides are undamaged and attractive. A small amount of translucence is seen on a few edges but overall this is mostly opaque. From the Karoi which is known for Euclase and other species but Epidote is not noted in modern literature. Ex Immer Cook collection obtained from Schortmanns Minerals in the early 1960s. They offered a selection of Karoi Epidotes back then but their source was never known.

Epidote- Classic local, historic specimen 19th century
stock #20.1-565

Tyrol, Austria
6.3 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Post Tucson 2022

A fine historic specimen of lustrous deep green crystals of Epidote from the Tyrol. This piece was in the noted collection of Alfred Sterns which was sold at auction to the famed US collector Wallace Gould Levison in 1895. This became Levison's specimen number 1604. Both collectors had affixed their handwritten labels to the piece which still exist. The Sterns label seems to date to pre 1860 era but we have no concrete proof of the actual vintage. The specimen itself is in very good condition as seen, it has clusters of Jackstraw crystals almost 3 cm tall standing above a thin matrix. We do not have a specific locality from Tyrol for the piece since at that time over 130 years ago that level of detail was almost never noted. We will include a photocopy of the relevant page of Levison's handwritten collection ledger as well. This is both a choice quality specimen and a remarkable vintage piece with fine provenance.

Epidote - Northeastern USA classic
stock #17.1-822
VAG Mine, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
5.1 x 1 x .9 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $600
New Year 22

A single sharp and glassy Epidote crystal with perfect termination from the famed VAG Mine, (aka Belvidere Mt./ "Eden Mills" Vermont), find made over 35 years ago. This zone produced several very fine crystals including the largest complete Epidotes ever found in the USA (and perhaps the world). This specimen is much smaller than the giants but has no repairs (the big ones were broken). Almost never available except in older collections, this is in perfect condition, partly transparent with well-defined striations.

Epidote (flower form) on phantom Quartz
stock #8.AE-892
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
8.3 x 5.4 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $100
Early summer 2021

A small but perfect and well-perched flower-like cluster of dark green Epidote rests on a plate of included Quartz. The Quartz crystals have distinct phantoms and zoned inclusions of reddish Hematite which contrasts well with the Epidote. A specimen from the Hongquizhen Quarry found about 15 years ago; we do not see this material now from China, this is in very good condition, and quite lustrous in person.

stock #14.1-380
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 3.5 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $300
new year 2021

A pair of fine, sharp and lustrous crystals of Epidote from Capelinha in Brazil. Most of the Epidote we see from Brazil is a more fibrous habit, this prismatic specimen is the best formed I have ever seen. Textbook perfect crystals with well-defined terminations and on the backside a few clusters of small Quartz crystals. Overall in excellent condition as seen, the faces are either well-striated or perfectly flat, mirror-like and brilliantly lustrous. The sharpness and quality of this could easily be confused with a fine Alaskan Epidote.

Epidote - stacked crystal group
stock #10.1-316
San Quintin, Municipio de Ensenada
Baja California, Mexico
3.3 x 2.5 x 1.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $200
new year 2021

A row of sharply terminated Epidote crystals are aligned in an epitaxial arrangement. From an old find at San Quintin in the Baja California region of Mexico, this comes from the remarkable Ernie Schlichter collection. Crystal faces alternate from highly lustrous and glassy to a more matte and frosted look. In very good condition damage-wise, just a few clean contacts and very tiny edge wear. Overall the form is a textbook fine arrangement and has a distinctive architecture. Nice example for the locality and a fine toenail of Epidote from any place.

Epidote gemmy crystals with minor Byssolite
stock #17.1-281
Antrona Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
Piedmont, Italy
7.9 x 5.2 x4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $170
new year 2021

Fine transparent crystals of olive green Epidote clustered in a pocket on a Rodingite matrix. Ex Glenn Petrie and Brizzi Giancarlo, (labels included), this specimen is dated March 1982. Most crystals are sharply terminated but some are incomplete due to being contacted. The luster is bright and glassy as is expected on any good alpine Epidote.