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                                                                                                                                                                    Minerals Beginning with "E"

JC10115.  Epidote, albite.  Cosumnes copper mine, Cosumnes river, nr. Fairplay, El Dorado county, California.  3 x 3.5 cm  29g.   $15.00.   The tip of an epidote crystal is partially coated with albite crystals.   The termination is a series of small points, each one its own termination, visible in the photo below.  Collected in 1972, when the mine was open.  This specimen was just above the water table in a flooded winze, that used to give access to the lower workings that extended under the river.  The mine is now totally inaccessible.    Accessory minerals are chalcopyrite, bornite, and scarce azurite..    Collected during my thesis work in 1972.  Mindat does not list azurite, actinolite pseudo pyroxene, molybdenite, and albite, all of which are present in the mine.   
JC10115.  View of the backside of the crystal.  
JC10031.  Epidote.  Khorwin Mt., Kuhandan, Saveh Town, Tafresh City, Markazi Prov., Iran   4.5 x 5 cm  92g.  $45.00.   Flat face of matrix is covered with prismatic green epidote crystals from a find reportedly made in /about/ 2002.  Apparently a single pocket find, now exhausted, according to 2006 information on Mindat. 
JC10031.  Closer view
JC9947.   Epidote, albite, orthoclase.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   9 x 10 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $1,200.00.   A LARGE CABINET specimen from a limited find at Tormiq.  This is the best display angle for this piece, as there is a little damage across the base where it was removed from the pocket.  There is an epidote crystal that has some yellowish siliceous material on it, and it is the least obvious in this view.   It could be trimmed off.  

Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.   The matrix is orthoclase (or microcline?).  Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.   The specimens consist of a dense mass of green epidote sprays in an almost jackstraw like habit.  Luster is quite bright.    The specimen is a mound of crystals, with crystals on all sides of the piece, except for the base of feldspar.    Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.  

JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Close up view.  
JC9947.  Slightly different close up view.  
JC9943.   Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   8 x 8 x 8.5 cm  464g.   $500.00   From a limited find at Tormiq.  Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last and best pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   The matrix is orthoclase (or microcline?).  Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.   The specimens consist of a dense mass of green epidote sprays in an almost jackstraw like habit.  Luster is quite bright, and damage is very minimal.   The specimen is a mound of crystals, with crystals on all sides of the piece.    Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.   This one had some excess matrix which had to be trimmed off with a trim saw, so there is a small 2 cm or so saw mark on one edge of the base, visible in this photo on the base of the specimen  
JC9943.  Another view.  
JC9943.  Another view.  
JC9951.  Epidote, quartz.  Imilchil, Er Rachidia province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   7 x 8 cm  242g.  $90.00.    Good luster on the epidote.    Some quartz crystals here and there.   One of the epidote sprays has been sheared off; it is near the quartz crystals in this photo.    Displays well.   
JC9951.  Another view.  
JC9901.   Epidote, quartz.  Rosario Mabel claim (Flor de Peru II claim), Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna district, Castrovirreyna province, Huancavelica department, Peru.  5 x 9 cm  138g.  $90.00.  A couple of sprays on quartz.   From the finds of several years ago.  
JC9901.  View looking down on the terminations.  
JC9849Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.  6.5 x 9.5 cm    474g.  $35.00.  Group of dark green crystals from this somewhat recent find (2017?).  I have seen these labeled as "Cerro San Cristobal" and "Concession Morgan 3".   I haven't found much information on the locality on the internet; there were large specimens from this area at Tucson...pieces up to about 18 inches or so in total size.   There are a few broken crystals on this piece.  The terminations and prism faces are nice and bright.   
JC9849.  Another view. 
JC9849.  Another view. 
JC9848.  Epidote.  Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Canete province, Lima department, Peru.   7 x 12 cm  546g.  $50.00.   Nice group of bright, dark green crystals from this find of two years ago or so.   Sawn base. 
JC9848.   Closer view. 
JC9848.  Closer view.  
JC9829.    Epidote, prehnite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  7 x 9 cm  275g.  $38.00.   These crystals are on a fine grained greenish matrix rock.  There are a couple of broken crystals on the top, back side of the specimen, visible in the photos.  Luster is bright and glassy.  The prehnite has dull luster and a slightly frosty looking pale green color.  The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.  
JC9829.  Another view.  I tipped the specimen towards the camera to show the broken crystals on the top, back edge of the specimen
JC9829.  Another view.
JC9830.    Epidote, prehnite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  7 x 10 cm  356g.  $38.00.   Pale, frosty green prehnite perched on epidote crystals.  The left edge is where the crystals terminated against the wall rock and is not really damage.  The bottom crystal of epidote is a large single crystal, a little over 8 cm long, and is quite visible on the back side.  Luster is bright and glassy.   There are a couple of broken epidotes on the top back side of the specimen.   The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.
JC9830.  Another view.  
JC9832.    Epidote, prehnite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   6 x 7.5 cm   186g.  $35.00.  A stack of epidote crystals with prehnite balls scattered around the epidotes.  Luster of the epidote is glassy.  There are two broken crystals of epidote I noticed, one is visible in the photo just below the larger top crystal.   The other is just below the top crystal on the left side, not visible in this photo.   The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.
JC9832.  Another view.  
JC9833.   Epidote, prehnite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   6 x 7 cm   182g.  $45.00  A single prehnite ball is perched on glassy dark greenish black epidote crystals.  The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.
JC9833.  A slightly different angle.  
JC9834.    Epidote, prehnite.   Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  4 x 5.5 cm  106g.  $30.00.  Although a bit hard to tell from the photos, this is a nice miniature of bright luster epidote crystals with a ball of prehnite on the back side.  There are no damaged or broken crystals on this one.   The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.
JC9834.  Another view.  The prehnite is just visible on the lower right.  
JC9834.  Another view
JC9428.  Epidote, quartz, prehnite.  Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.  4 x 7 cm  35g.  $14.99  Micro sized epidote crystals with some clear quartz crystals and small blebs of prehnite.
JC9404.  Epidote, stilbite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  5 x 7 cm  193g  $30.00      The crystals of epidote seem to shimmer in the light, due to a multitude of tiny crystals on the main faces growing in a parallel direction.   The luster is quite bright.  This one is a little different from the others...it has a slightly frosted look, although the luster is still bright.  The color is a bit more of a lighter green than most.     Like all of these, it is much better in person so to speak.   Very hard for the camera to capture the luster and appearance.  Has one 5 cm doubly terminated crystal lying crossways across the middle of the specimen.
JC9404.  Another view. 
JC9404.  Another view. 
JC9404.  Another view, with the doubly terminated crystal easily visible as the middle crystal termination pointed to the right.  
JC9404.  Another view. 
JC9407.   Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  6 x 7 cm.  116g.   $40.00   A beautiful specimen of dark green/dark olive green doubly terminated crystals.  The large crystal standing vertically is doubly terminated and 6.5 cm tall.  The front crystal, pointing somewhat to the left is doubly terminated and 6.5 cm long.  The vertically standing crystal has a very minor bruise on the side of the prism about halfway up and is visible as a little sort of whitish/light green mark on the front of the crystal.   The crystals of epidote seem to shimmer in the light, due to a multitude of tiny crystals on the main faces growing in a parallel direction.   The luster is quite bright,  what is called the "wet look luster".   There are a few lighter green "lines" visible on the crystals where other crystals grew against them, and are much more visible in the photos than reality due to exaggeration by the camera.   As with all of these, it looks better in hand than the photos would indicate
JC9407.  Another view.  
JC9407.  Another view.
JC9407.  Another view.
JC9407.  Another view.
JC9407.  Another view.
JC9407.  Another view.
JC9415.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   9 x 13 cm   497g  $75.00.   A beautiful specimen of dark green/dark olive green crystals.    The crystals of epidote seem to shimmer in the light, due to a multitude of tiny crystals on the main faces growing in a parallel direction.   The luster is quite bright, almost what is called the "wet look luster".  This is a matrix-less group of interlocking crystals.  There are several areas where the olive color is more obvious where other crystals used to lie across  the existing crystals, I'm guessing that this specimen was in an area where there were a dense amount of epidote and other crystal groups growing up against this group.  There are a few broken crystals near the edges of the specimen.   There are two small spheres of prehnite on the back side. 
JC9415.   Another view.  The olive color is an exaggeration of the camera...it is actually dark green like the main crystals. 
JC9415.   Another view.  The olive color is an exaggeration of the camera...it is actually dark green like the main crystals.
JC9415.   Another view.  The olive color is an exaggeration of the camera...it is actually dark green like the main crystals.
JC9415.   Another view.  The olive color is an exaggeration of the camera...it is actually darker green slightly lighter than the main crystals.
JC9415.   Another view.  The olive color is an exaggeration of the camera...it is actually darker green slightly lighter than the main crystals.
JC9402.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali. 4 x 7 cm  159 g.   $10.00.  A few larger crystals growing on the back of the specimen.  The front is damaged.  Actually a trim piece from one of the other specimens that I thought would look much better by itself instead of attached to another specimen.   The back crystal could be trimmed off to make a small miniature.     
JC9384.  Epidote, quartz.  Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island,  Alaska.  6 x 7.5 cm   214g.  $125.00.   Dozens of small terminated crystals with nice luster.  A few quartz crystals are scattered around.  There are a half dozen or so broken crystals that really don't detract.  
JC9350.   Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.  5.5 x 6 cm  210g.  $75.00.   A group of sharp crystals.  Terminations are a little dull...sort of satiny, while the prism faces are bright and lustrous.   No damage to the naked eye except for crystals on the very edges of the piece.  Crystals are a bit darker than the photo would indicate.  
JC9350.  Another view. 
JC9350.  Another view.
JC9351.    Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.  5 x 12 cm  377g.  $75.00  I picked this group as it is different from the majority of pieces I looked at from this find.   Terminations are nice and bright on this piece, with shorter crystals overall, good luster. The crystals are sort of fan shaped, expanding and widening towards the terminations, which are multiple terminations rather than the more typical terminations seen in JC9350 and JC9349.  Some damage to the left front where a crystal has broken off, visible in this photo.   Better in person.  
JC9351.  Another view.  
JC9351.  Another view.
JC9352.    Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru. 95 x 11.5 cm   908g.  $125.00.   Nice vug filled with dark green crystals.   Terminations are a bit brighter on this piece, approaching glassy.   A few larger crystals are present on the top, approaching the backside, and not visible in the photos.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9352.  A closer view.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9098.   Epidote.  Djouga diggings, Benduko, Sandari district, Kayes region, Mali.    4.5 x 8 cm  116g.  $75.00.  There was one dealer from Mali I ran across at Tucson 2017.  He had 30 or so specimens from the Djouga diggings, none of which had ever been cleaned...the original red dirt was all over them.  I took a chance and bought two, and wish I had bought more, as they cleaned up beautifully.   This is a pretty group of epidote crystals, dark green, with bright glassy luster, stacked up nicely in a pleasing arrangement.   
JC9098.  Another view. 
JC9098.  Another view.
JC8546.  Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A 6 cm tall crystal group.    41g.  $125.00   These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but definitely attracted more attention because they came from Kenya. Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster
JC8547.  Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A 7 cm tall crystal.  91g.    $125.00   These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but definitely attracted more attention because they came from Kenya. Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.  The termination on this one is slightly imperfect.   The dark patch on the side is a thin layer of micro crystalline hematite.  
JC8547.  Another view. 
JC8548.  Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A  2.5 cm tall thumbnail crystal with a perfect termination.  $35.00.     These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but definitely attracted more attention because they came from Kenya. Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.
JC8548.  Another view.  
JC8548.  Another view. 
JC8549.   Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  5 cm tall x 5.5 cm wide.  154g.  $200.00      These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but  attracted more attention as they came from such an unusual locality as Kenya.  Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.  This one is a fat, twinned crystal with a rehealed termination on the base, with the twin line quite obvious. 
JC8549.  The bottom termination showing the rehealed crystal faces and an obvious twin line running vertically through the base.  
JC8553Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A 4 cm tall parallel group.   53g.   $50.00     These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but  attracted more attention as they came from such an unusual locality as Kenya.  Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the mid range in quality and still has great luster.
JC8553.  Another view.
JC8554.   Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  5 x 6 cm tall.  114g.  $250.00.         These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but  attracted more attention as they came from such an unusual locality as Kenya.  Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.  This piece is a nice twin with interesting termination.  
JC8554.  Another view, showing the termination of the twin crystal. 
JC8554.  Another view.  
JC8554.  Back side.  the white material is a thin layer of silica (quartz?) that occurs on many of these crystals. 
JC8555.   Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  5 x 5.5 cm tall.  144g.  $125.00.      These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but  attracted more attention as they came from such an unusual locality as Kenya.  Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.  A complex group of crystals with multiple terminations.   This one has two chipped front crystals
JC8555.  View showing the two chipped crystals...they are on the lower center and lower left side terminations.  
JC8555.   Another view.  The chipped crystal is dead center.  
JC8555.  Another view.  
JC8556.  Epidote, albite.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.   7 x 7.5 cm  207g  $250.00  One of the few matrix specimens.     These Kenyan Epidotes showed up on the market in 2002, and they almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived. They are superb quality crystals from any locality, but  attracted more attention as they came from such an unusual locality as Kenya.  Even though many of the crystals from this find were very good sized, not all of them were the finest quality. This piece is one of the better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.    Several views are shown as I try to show how the specimen looks from all angles.  There is a small (2mm) chip out of the backside main crystal. 
JC8556.  Close up of the main crystal.
JC8556.  Close up of the main crystal.
JC8556.  Another view. 
JC8556.  Another view. 
JC8556.  Another view.  I over exposed the albite in order to show the epidote crystal more clearly. 
JC8556.  Another view, this one shows the back side of the specimen.  There is minor micro-crystalline hematite partially coating some of the crystals.
JC8556.  Another view. 
JC8556.  Another view. 
JC8545.   Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  5.5 cm tall  47g.  $100.00   A single crystal with minor hematite crystals.  These made quite a splash several years ago, when they 1st appeared.  A one time find, no more have been forthcoming.  Outstanding crystals, with bright luster and deep green color with lighter highlights in bright light.  
JC8545.  Another view. 
JC8545.  Another view. 
JC7761.   Epidote, quartz.  Rosario Mabel claim (Flor de Peru II claim), Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna district, Castrovirreyna province, Huancavelica department, Peru. 4 x 8.5 cm  45g.   $100.00    Flat plate of quartz crystals with epidote sprays on one end.  Not many specimens from this find of over 10 years ago were matrix specimens.  Most specimens consisted of individual sprays of epidote separated from the matrix.   This specimen has several epidote sprays on the right end and small crystals scattered throughout. 

 

 

 

JC7761.   Slightly different view. 
JC7761.   Slightly different view.  There is one spray that is broken off, it is in the right center and looks like a flat spot. 
JC7761.   Slightly different view. 
JC7761.   Slightly different view. 
JC7761.  Close up
JC7761.  Close up
JC7761.  Close up
JC7761.   Different view. 
JC7761.   Different view. 
JC7761.   Different view. 
JC7761.   Different view. 
JC7761.   Close up view.  I brightened up this shot to show the epidote better, although it tends to over expose the quartz. 
JC7761.   Close up view. 
JC7696.  Epidote.  Raywoo Mine, Quetta, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan.   5 x 5 cm  103g.  $40.00.  The label says titanite is present, as micro crystals.   From the find of a few years ago.        ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7696.   Another view. 
JC7696.  Another view. 
JC7589.   Epidote, prehnite.  Djouga diggings, Benduko,  Sandari district,  Kayes region, Mali; (also listed as Arrondissement Diako, Bafoulabe Circle).  4.5 x 5.5 cm  142g.  $100.00.   A nice group of epidote with two lime green balls of prehnite perched on them.   No obvious damage.    ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7589.  Another view. 
JC7589.  Another view.
JC7589.  Another view. 
JC7590.   Epidote.  Djouga diggings, Benduko,  Sandari district,  Kayes region, Mali; (also listed as Arrondissement Diako, Bafoulabe Circle).  5 x 5.5 x 7 cm  125g.  $125.00.  A floater group of epidote crystals with no prehnite.  No obvious damage.  There is some siliceous chalcedony as a thin white coating on the back side.    ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7590.  Another view.
JC7590.  Another view.
JC7590.  Another view. 
JC6473.   Epidote.  Raywoo mine, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.  6 x 8 cm  250g.   $200.00.   A nicely twinned main crystal with various other odd shaped crystals, some of which are pseudo-hexagonal.   Several views are shown of the various sides of this specimen.  These came out relatively recently, and are very unusual shaped epidote crystals.  There are magnetite inclusions in some of the crystals.   I rotated the specimen so that each photo shows a different part of the specimen.  The last photo shows what I consider the base...a flat, sort of pseudo hexagonal crystal.   I picked this one for the variety of crystal forms as well as the central twin.       ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC6473.  Another view showing the twinned crystals making up the center part of the specimen.  A strange triangular shaped crystal is resting on the upper left side. 
JC6473.  Another view.
JC6473.  Another view. 
JC6473.  The basal crystal.   
JC8769.  Erythrite.  Bou Azer, Bou Azer district, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.  5 x 5.5 cm  138g.  $100.00.   A nice doubly terminated crystal in a vug in the center of the specimen.  Color is purple.  I couldn't get the camera to give the exact color...this is close.  
JC8769.   Another view.  
JC8769.   Another view, with good visibility of the doubly terminated crystal. 
JC7894.   Erythrite. Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.   4 x 6 cm  84g.   $60.00   A 2.5 cm patch of crystals on the matrix.  A rare old classic.         ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE. 
JC7894. Close up
JC7653.   Erythrite.  Mt. Cobalt, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia.  3 x 5  cm  54g.  $25.00   Bright crystals on dark schist.  A bit better than the average pieces from here.