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2.5" Rough Green Epidote Crystals On Quartz Cluster Mineral Specimen Imilchil, Morocco


Location: Imilchil, Morocco

Weight: 1.8 Ounces

Dimensions: 2.5 Inches Long, 1.6 Inches Wide, 1 Inch Thick

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Epidote is a mineral that belongs to the sorosilicate group and is commonly found in metamorphic rocks. It has a chemical formula of Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH). Epidote typically forms elongated prismatic crystals and can vary in color from yellow-green to black. It is known for its distinct pistachio-green color and vitreous luster. Epidote is often found in association with minerals such as quartz, feldspar, and amphibole.

Epidote has a hardness of 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale, making it relatively durable. It is commonly used as a gemstone and in jewelry making due to its attractive color and luster. Epidote is also used in the manufacturing of ceramics and as a minor ore of iron.

Quartz Crystal, also known simply as quartz, is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, behind feldspar. It occurs in various forms and colors, including clear rock crystal, purple amethyst, yellow citrine, and pink rose quartz. Quartz crystals have a hexagonal crystal structure and are prized for their piezoelectric properties, which allow them to generate an electric charge when subjected to mechanical stress.

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