• Axinite with Quartz and Epidote
  • Axinite with Quartz and Epidote
  • Axinite with Quartz and Epidote
  • Axinite with Quartz and Epidote
  • Axinite with Quartz and Epidote
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Axinite with Quartz and Epidote

$4,000.00   €3,387  £2,920.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC11453
A stunning Alpine-type specimen of deep clove-brown Axinite crystals, intermingled and overlaying glassy Quartz crystals, from the mountainous region of Bourg d'Oisans in the Isère department of the Rhône-Alpes region of France.  Bourg d'Oisans is the type locality of Axinite-(Fe).  This specimen is most probably Axinite-(Fe), but this has not been confirmed, so is labelled just ‘Axinite’.  The largest Axinite crystal is over 4 cm wide, but others are more typically 2 to 2.5 cm.  They are deep clove brown and translucent with occasional gemmy zones.  The Quartz crystals range from transparent ‘rock crystal’ to colourless with cloudy green-tinged milky interiors.  Embedded in the surface of many Quartz crystals, and the occasional Axinite, are stubby acicular leaf-green crystals of Epidote, for which Bourg d'Oisans is also the type locality.  A showy Axinite with Quartz and Epidote from France.

Details

Dimensions
11.4 × 9.4 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Bourg d'Oisans, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Axinite, Epidote, Quartz

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