Epidote With Quartz (Doubly Terminated!)
Copper Mt., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Miniature, 5.3 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
Ex. Richard Hauck
World class epidote specimens have been found in only a couple of places, and in the U.S. this location is Price of Wales Island, Alaska. This location has produced outstanding collector specimens for over a hundred years. This specimen is a fine example of an epidote from this historical location. Having come from the Washington Roebling collection, this piece came out prior to the mid-1920's. This specimen consists of a very sharp single deep green crystal with minor amounts of quartz. The crystal is doubly terminated and has a highly polished luster. The quartz crystals are milky-translucent and are ALSO terminated. Great classic example of the finest U.S. epidotes, and with a wonderful pedigree! Ex. Roebling and Smithsonian collections.