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Epidote

Epidote Crystals. Photo Courtesy of Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Gemological Information Epidote

  
Color: Dark Brown, Light to Dark Green, Yellow & Black
Crystal Structure:Monoclinic
Refractive Index: 1.729 – 1.768
Durability: Fair to Poor
Hardness: 6 to 7
Family:
Similar Stones:Idocrase, Kyanite, Zoisite
Treatments: None Known at this Time
Country of Origin: U.S., Austria, Italy, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Finland, Myanmar, Kenya, Mexico, Brazil

Epidote Care

  
Ultrasonic Cleaning:Risky
Steam Cleaning:Never
Warm Soapy Water:Safe
Chemical Attack:Decomposed by Hydrofluoric Acid and Slowly Decomposed by Hot Hydrochloric Acid
Light Sensitivity:Stable
Heat Sensitivity:Fuses with Heat