Epidote With Byssolite and Dolomite
Knappenwand, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.5 x 5.9 cm
Ex. Dr. Ed David; Rolf Wein
This is a visually impressive epidote from the classic old locality, with unusually stoudt and thick crystals. They have luster like glass! The terminations are remarkably 3-dimensional and stand out dramatically from the matrix which acts as a natural prop to the crystals for display purposes. You can see there is one hairline crack here, a repair. It it were not repaired, this would be a 25k piece for the size and beauty, and the rarity on matrix. So, while there is this problem, the price is definitely adjusted accordingly and you get a piece that LOOKS like it is far more valuable, and certainly has more visual impact period, than you could normally get in this price range.