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                                                                                                                                                                    Minerals Beginning with "E"

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.  
JC8550.  Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A 6.5 cm tall single crystal.  206g.   $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.  The white material is a thin layer of silica (quartz) which partially coats some crystals from here    ON HOLD
JC8550.  Another view of the brilliant, glassy, and semi-gemmy termination. 
JC8550.  Another view. 
JC8550.  Another view. 
JC8551.  Epidote.  Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya.  A 4.5 cm tall single crystal.   10g.  $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 better quality crystals from this find from the standpoint of sharpness and luster.  This one has a neat little side crystal poking out from near the base.  A good miniature.
JC8551.   Another view.  The white is a thin silica layer (quartz?) that coats some crystals. 
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. 
JC7676.   Epidote, quartz.   Xichang city, Meigu county, Sichuan province, China.   6 x 8.5 cm  167g.  $100.00.   Nice quartz cluster, with some hematite phantoms and scattered epidote.  I took several views of this floater group.      ON HOLD
JC7676.  Another view. 
JC7676.  Another view.
JC7676.  Another 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.
JC8756.  Ettringite.  N'Chwaning II mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fiedl, Northern Cape province, South Africa.  3.5 x 3.7 cm    35g with stand. $150.00    A nice stout, bright yellow single crystal.  
JC8756.  Another view.