• Epidote with Actinolite var. Byssolite
  • Epidote with Actinolite var. Byssolite
  • Epidote with Actinolite var. Byssolite

Epidote with Actinolite var. Byssolite

$2,000.00   €1,962  £1,670.00 approx.  

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ID: CC21683
A small cabinet Epidote with Actinolite from the Knappenwand in the Untersulzbach Valley, a locality approximately midway between Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria. This deposit was discovered in 1865 where an aplite vein traverses an epidote-amphibolite sequence. Translucent to transparent bottle green Epidote crystals to about 3.5 cm form a semi-reticulated elongated group. Across two sides very fine acicular needles of Actinolite form silky light peppermint green nested clusters of the variety known as Byssolite. These micro-crystals are matted together forming a densely packed mass of Byssolite with a resultant silky lustre. A splendid specimen from the Knappenwand.


3.5 × 3.5 × 8.0 cm
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Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Actinolite, Epiodote, variety Byssolite

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