Epidote in Quartzite Cabochon
Lake Michigan Epidote in Quartzite, handcrafted into a cabochon. Cabochons are used in stone jewelry creations by jewelry artists and jewelry designers to create unique wearable art and this Lake Michigan Epidote in Quartzite Cabochon is a one-of-a-kind little treasure!
Epidote is an abundant rock-forming mineral, but one of secondary origin. It occurs in marble and schistose rocks of metamorphic origin. It is also a product of hydrothermal alteration of various minerals (feldspars, micas, pyroxenes, amphiboles, garnets, and others) composing igneous rocks.
Quartzite is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey, though quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide (Fe2O3). Other colors, such as yellow, green, blue and orange, are due to other minerals.
Channels universal energy and enhances emotional and spiritual growth. Cleanses repressed emotions and opens the way for spiritual growth.
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