Epidote, Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Cabinet, 10.5 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
From the finds around two years ago - mossy-green crystals of epidote on crystals of amethyst. The specimens from this find took various forms. There were larger crystals of epidote on some; others had plain or hematite-included quartz rather than amethyst, etc. But I like how the epidotes on this specimen have almost the look of drusy pyromorphite from France or the Wheatley Mine, and their contrast with the purple amethyst.