Epidote With Quartz
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.0 x 6.3 cm
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

A phenomenal example of this classic USA locale: this specimen consists of a pair of sharp, very robust, deep-green Epidote crystals with minor amounts of Quartz. A classic, and large for the species, these unusually robust and isolated, well-terminated Epidote crystals from the Green Monster Mountain of Alaska have excellent luster which show definite green fire. Usually, crystals of this size are embedded in jumbly clusters, and often have lots of peripheral edge wear. This piece, however, has the aesthetics you would demand of finer specimens of any kind. It is a fabulous example! The largest Epidote is 5 x 4 x 2.7 cm. The terminations of each crystal has a striking chevron pattern that reflects the twinning within the crystal. World class Epidote specimens have been found in only a couple of places, and in the USA this location is Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Outstanding collector specimens have been produced from here, not easily, for over a hundred years. However, seldom do you get such aesthetics as this specimen.