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Epidote Crystal Specimens£4.95 – £5.95
Epidote in Prehnite bead strands£5.95
Epidote in Prehnite cabochons£3.95 – £5.95
Appearance, Uses and History
Epidote is a mineral often occurring in well developed crystalline forms.
It is sometimes cut for jewellery usage, either into cabochons or faceted. However, its main use is as a decorative stone. Most collectors will have a piece; those crystals are very popular.
Epidote occurs as an inclusion in Prehnite relatively often and may occur in other minerals too – it is often found alongside Calcite, Actinolite, Quartz or Garnet.
Epidote can be found worldwide, with excellent specimens found in Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Madagascar, Morocco, Myanmar, Norway, Russia, Tanzania, and the USA.
Photos of Epidote
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
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