Epidote Collectors Specimen

Epidote Collectors Specimen

SKU: UNQ1046

Mirroring it's connection to mother earth with it's unusual tiny tree-like formation, this one of a kind Epidote Specimen comes from one of the premier locations in the world, the Raskoh Mountains in Baluchistan, Pakistan. 

This true collectors piece can only be described as a tiny, perfectly formed forest with an other-wordly vibe.

A must have for any serious collector 

Read the additional info sections below to learn more. 



4.0 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm

Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron silicate hydroxide that belongs to the Epidote group of minerals and is one of the most outstanding display minerals. The most desirable forms of epidote for collectors are elongated and extremely lustrous crystals, typically interconnected like the specimen you see here. This form is highly treasured by collectors and creates one of the finest mineral showpieces.

They occur as prismatic, slender grooved crystals and as fibrous radiating aggregates. 

Crystals are sometimes striated and may have interesting wedge-shaped terminations. They also may have etchings or growth layers, and may contain late-growth small crystals layers growing upon a larger crystal.

Good Epidote crystals, especially those outstanding forms from Austria, Alaska, and Pakistan, are highly valued among collectors. These are considered mineral classics and are well represented in many of the finest collections.

Some of the most outstanding Epidote crystals come from Pakistan, in the Tormiq valley, Skardu District, and in Alchuria and Hachupa in the Shigar Valley. A new and prolific occurrence is the Raskoh Mountains, Kharan, in Baluchistan which s where this piece is from. This locality is producing unique, pseudohexagonal and pseudo-octahedral crystals with protruding secondary growths, often grainy in texture.