Epidote, Quartz, Chlorite Group
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm
Prince of Wales Island is perhaps the world's most famous epidote locality. But while it has turned out specimens in fairly good numbers, despite the horrid collecting conditions, this one really stands out. Why? It is the association with beautiful light mint green, chlorite-included quartz crystals. Both these and the epidotes are isolated on the matrix. Most Prince of Wales epidotes are simple standalone clusters of crystals, so this one has a really "different" and pretty look. For scale, the largest epidote has about 2.5 cm of the crystal showing.