Epidote & Quartz, Turkey

Epidote & Quartz, Turkey

Quick Overview

Druzy formation of Epidote on Clear Quartz. The color is a deep forest green and the specimen has a dazzling look from every angle! 

Location: Turkey
Measurement: ~ 5-¼" long x 3-½" wide x 2" deep 

More Information

Clear Quartz is one one of the most admired minerals by both geology enthusiasts and those practicing the Metaphysical properties of minerals. Quartz is composed of silica (SiO2), and forms an important part of most igneous rocks. Quartz occurs in crystalline masses, and when conditions permit, it forms hexagonal crystals. Perfect crystals are rare. Industrially, crystal Quartz can be cut in a certain way in order for it to produce an electrical charge. This effect makes Quartz very useful for radio, television, and radar. Colors or inclusions in Quartz are due to the presence of other minerals (particularly iron), combining with Quartz during its formation. Common varieties are rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, rutilated, and tourmalinated quartz.

Epidote is a green/dark brown gemstone that is abundant and typically found as an inclusion in other stones. It was named in 1801 by Rene Just Haüy, after the Greek word that means “increase” due to the appearance of one side of the crystal being longer at the base of the prism.