Dims: 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.2" (7.1 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 3.8 oz. (108.9 g)
Castro Vireyna, Huancavelica, Peru
A radiating cluster of partly intergrown Epidote crystals makes up this specimen. The crystals are generally in good condition, though there is considerable damage to one end of the cluster, and reach lengths of 2.8" (7.1 cm). The crystals have a moderately good form that shows considerable warping due to their intergrowth, especially at their terminations. However, their edges are still well-defined and their prism faces are clean and smooth, possessing a vitreous luster. All are essentially opaque- only a few of the thinnest and most exposed crystals show a dim translucence in halogen light. A few monoclinic albite crystals are attached to the cluster along the Epidotes' prism lengths, and there is a crust of a cream-colored, dull material that coats many of their terminations. There is no host or base material present, however.