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.
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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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.