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English: Actinolite, Dolomite, Epidote
Locality: Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 9 x 6.5 x 5.9 cm
Epidote with Byssolite and Dolomite
This is a visually impressive epidote from the classic old locality, with unusually stoudt and thick crystals. They have lustre like glass! The terminations are remarkably 3-dimensional and stand out dramatically from the matrix which acts as a natural prop to the crystals for display purposes. You can see there is one hairline crack here, a repair. It it were not repaired, this would be a 25k piece for the size and beauty, and the rarity on matrix. So, while there is this problem, the price is definitely adjusted accordingly and you get a piece that LOOKS like it is far more valuable, and certainly has more visual impact period, than you could normally get in this price range.
Deutsch: Aktinolith, Dolomit, Epidot
Fundort: Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 9 x 6.5 x 5.9 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/11edd90dc.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Epidote&page=0
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