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Epidote in an amethyst sceptre.

Posted by Eric He  
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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.

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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



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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.
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