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Epidote

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the Greek epidosis = meaning increased because vertical prism base is longer than the other side.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM:  Monoclinic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.

CLASS MINERAL: Silicates.

MINERAL ELEMENTS CHEMICAL FORMULACa2 (Fe, Al) Al2 [SiO4 I O I Si2 O7].

HARDNESS: 6-7 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway, Austria, Sri Lanka, USA.

 

MINERALOGY: The epidote is formed under conditions of regional metamorphism of the metamorphic facies, is also formed during retrograde metamorphism ((towards "upstream") of the river bed) and is obtained as a reaction product of plagioclase, pyroxene and amphibole. It is common in metamorphic limestone, calcium-rich garnet, diopside, idocrase and calcite, usually presented in grouped crystals, elongated prismatic habit, with characteristic longitudinal striations. Also in masses of fine or coarse grained that sometimes they form spherulites fibrosorradiados very characteristic appearance. In light crust on the rocks.


MYTHOLOGY: The name Epidotes a set of minerals that form a series of solid solutions between a term and another aluminum ferric designated. So we minerals such as epidote (proper), allanite and zoisite. Varieties of Epidote are: Clinozoisite (without iron), piemontite (rich in manganese), Tawmawita (with some chromium) Hancockita (lead and strontium Picroepidota (replacing some Ca Mg).


PROPERTIES: It is said that power epidote perception, gives you the courage to enjoy life to the fullest, strengthens the sense of identity, epidote is perfect for those who easily fall into victimhood or feel martyrs because dissipates criticism, clean negative emotional states such as stress, anxiety and self-pity, epidote purifies the emotional body, releasing old emotional pain and trauma.

 
 
CHAKRAS:Spleen heart.

ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini.

USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection.