Dims: 2.5 x 1.3 x 0.9" (6.4 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 1.33 oz. (37.9 g)
Castro Vireyna, Huancavelica, Peru
This thumbnail specimen consists of 3 intersecting clusters of radiating Epidote crystals. These crystals achieve lengths of up to 2.5" (6.4 cm) and are in fair condition, as most of their terminations are either intergrown or broken off. Their monoclinic form is very good, even with their intense intergrowth- all have well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright vitreous luster. Their color is a deep brownish-green, and individually, each crystal would be transparent and probably partly clear. As a whole, however, the cluster is essentially opaque, though it shows translucence and even patches of transparence around its edges. There is no host rock present.