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27447: Epidote - Was $36   Now $16
Maldeen, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Small cabinet - 6.4 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm
204 grams
Ex Angela Cannon
Specimen status: Available
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A deep green opaque, tabular epidote crystal from the famous finds around 2013. Despite its polycrystalline surface, this example has good luster. Except for a few small contact areas, the specimen is complete all around. The nearly octahedral shape of some examples from this find suggested that they might be pseudomorphs after magnetite. That some were also attracted to a magnet - as this example is - further fueled this speculation. However, detailed examination ruled out the pseudomorph theory (no magnetite cores were found). Instead, the magnetism is due to tiny magnetite crystal inclusions. For about a year after the initial find these were fairly abundant but good examples at reasonable prices are hard to find now. Ex Angela Cannon collection.

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