Dims: 3.2" x 2.3" x 1.6" (8.1 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 7.65 oz. (217.0 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Although this Epidote specimen does not contain any complete, intact, crystals, two of them have enough material so that one can discern their monoclinic prismatic form and shallow, three-faced pyramidal terminations. All show heavy damage, giving the rest of the material indeterminate form. The Epidote's color is a deep forest green, and its luster is pearly to vitreous. Its faint translucence is likely almost completely interrupted by the intense internal fracturing that is present. This material makes up about half of the specimen's mass- the other half is made up of milky-white, massive quartz.