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JC9401  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  60g.  $25.00    A beautiful specimen of dark green/dark olive green doubly terminated crystal.  The large crystal measures  5 cm in length, and is doubly terminated.  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".   A small group of crystals is growing on the side of the main crystal, and are easily visible in the photo.   ON HOLD

 

 

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.     
JC9403.  Epidote, stilbite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  4 x 7 cm  112g.  $30.00    A beautiful specimen of dark green/dark olive green doubly terminated crystals.  Two doubly terminated crystals, the main one 7 cm long.     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".  Like all of these, it is much better in person so to speak.   Very hard for the camera to capture the luster and appearance. The two doubly terminated crystals form a sort of flattened X.  White stilbite crystals are scattered around.      ON HOLD
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. 
JC9405.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  7 x 7.5 cm  196g.  $50.00    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 bottom crystal lying flat on the bottom measures 7.5 cm long, and is doubly terminated, another smaller doubly terminated crystal is lying to the left of the vertical crystal, and its termination on the back side of the specimen is somewhat damaged.   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".  The large crystal  lying flat across the bottom is slightly lighter green on the left end of the termination, but not as light as the photo would indicate.  There are a few stilbite crystals scattered here and there on the crystals.   As with all of these, it looks better in hand than the photos would indicate.  
JC9405.  Another view. 
JC9405.  Another view.
JC9405.  Another view.
JC9405.  Another view.
JC9405.  Another view.
JC9406.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   6 x 8 cm  121g.  $40.00   A beautiful specimen of dark green/dark olive green doubly terminated crystals.  The large crystal standing vertically is doubly terminated and 5.5 cm tall.  The front crystal, pointing somewhat to the left is doubly terminated and 6.5 cm long.  Two other smaller doubly terminated crystals are also present.    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
JC9406.  Another view. 
JC9406.  Another view.  The lighter olive green lines on the crystal are nearly invisible when the specimen is held in hand...the lighter color is due to exaggeration by the camera.   The crystal on the bottom, angled towards the lower right portion of the photo has a ragged termination with many facets; it appears to have been growing against something that prevented a sharp crystal termination.  
JC9406.  Another view.  A few minor patches of some sort of siliceous material are present as tiny white areas. 
JC9406.  Another view.  A few minor patches of some sort of siliceous material are present as tiny white areas. 
JC9406.  Another view.  A few minor patches of some sort of siliceous material are present as tiny white areas. 
JC9406.  Another view.  A few minor patches of some sort of siliceous material are present as tiny white areas. 
JC9406.  Another view.  A few minor patches of some sort of siliceous material are present as tiny white areas. 
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.
JC9408Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  6 x 10.5 cm.  216g.   $50.00   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,  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.  The large crystal growing somewhat vertically, has a reddish reflection on the side of the prism, and is not the color of the crystal.  It measures 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the termination.   One of the crystals pointing to the right in this photo, has an indentation near the termination that appears to be the mold of a now missing garnet crystal.  There are a few scattered rather small prehnite balls here and there.    As with all of these, it looks better in hand than the photos would indicate   ON HOLD
JC9410.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  7 x 9 cm  282g.  $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,  what is called the "wet look luster".  The main crystal is a fat, double terminated crystal 9.5 cm across (long).   Like all of these, it is much better in person so to speak.   Very hard for the camera to capture the luster and appearance.   The olive color visible in the photo is an exaggeration of the camera...the color is a very dark green as is the main crystal.   The little group of crystals growing under the main crystal on the right end in this photo has been sheared off, leaving a flat cleavage plane.   There is a gray area on the back side that had the matrix present, and the matrix has come off.  There is a minor blemish on the left center, visible as a small olive patch, which is actually a dark green and appears to be where a small crystal grew against the main crystal.
JC9410.  Another view. 
JC9410.  Another view. 
JC9410.  Another view.  The light patch on the main crystal appears to be a contact from where another crystal grew against this one.   It is darker in real life than the photo would indicate and blends in rather well.   
JC9410.  View of the back side.  
JC9412.  Epidote.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   8 x 11 cm   453g  $100.00.   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,  what is called the "wet look luster".  The group is growing on a light colored matrix.  There are 3 broken small crystals, that do not detract.   Like all of these, it is much better in person so to speak.   Very hard for the camera to capture the luster and appearance.  
JC9412.  Another view.  
JC9412.  Another view with a bit of the light colored matrix visible on the bottom of the photo/specimen.  
JC9412.  Another view. 
JC9412.  Another view. 
JC9412.  Another view. 
JC9412.  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.

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