Epidote (OLD - Type Locale ) - dated 1855

Bourg dOisans, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 9.3 x 5.5 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An old-time, showy and rich epidote specimen from the historic Type Locality - Bourg d"Oisans, France. Gemmy and lustrous, olive-green, epidote prisms to 1.4 cm richly cover both sides of the greenstone matrix. Although some crystals are broken, this remains a very highly representative and rarely available old-timer from this classic locale. Ex an old Museum Collection and comes with two, old, handwritten labels in German and an epidote crystal figure. The date of September 13, 1855 is clearly visible on one label. Old-time, documented material like this is very rare! Valued $750

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