Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Epidote in an amethyst sceptre.

Posted by Eric He  
Eric He May 15, 2019 05:03PM
I have an amethyst sceptre with an epidote inclusion that I collected in King County, Washington last September.
I'm curious - is it rare to get an inclusion like this? A search for sceptre quartz with epidote turns up no results in the Mindat photos.
It measures roughly 2cm long.

Ian Nicastro May 17, 2019 01:47AM
I have been given clear quartz from Hansen Creek in King Co, WA that has Epidote and Chlorite group inclusions, additionally Epidote is listed for that deposit https://www.mindat.org/loc-8003.html and that deposit also produces pale amethyst points. I have not seen an Epidote within such a saturated Amethyst before, but I have no reason to doubt it. Denny Mountain is also known to produce Epidote sprays and also Amethyst: https://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?loc=15005&min=1389

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2019 01:48AM by Ian Nicastro.
Eric He May 17, 2019 04:55PM
I have also seen Hansen Creek inclusions, love collecting there by the way, however what's interesting about those crystals is that there are actually two forms of needles- thicker, fuzzier epidote, and thinner, sharper actinolite.
The amethyst "raspberry" scepters from Denny Mountain are actually found in a brecciated zone, separate from the skarn.
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 20, 2019 12:15:25
Go to top of page