Epidote

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Let Epidote bring more joy and wisdom to your life!

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Mineralogy of Epidote

Epidote

Rough Epidote, Le Cornillon, Bourg d’Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

Mineral Family: Sorosilicates

Chemical Composition: Ca2Al2(Fe,Al) (SiO2O7)O(OH)
Cleavage: Perfect and Uneven
Color: Green, yellowish-green, green-black
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Prismatic
Fracture: Uneven to splintery
Gravity: 3.4
Hardness: 6-7
Luminescence: Red, weak (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: Grey
Transparency: Translucent to Opaque

Location: Epidote occurs widely in low-grade qualities. High quality deposits are located in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Mozambique, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, and the United States (Alaska, California, and Colorado).epidote-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Epidote is a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Epidote belongs to the sorosilcate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. Epidote is the most abundant of all sorosilcates. Less common members include Danburite, Dragonstone, Vesuvianite, and Zoisite

Epidote Gem 11Formation: Epidote is typically formed in metamorphic rocks such as marble. On occasion, they can be formed during hydrothermal alteration which transforms sedimentary and metamorphic rocks into igneous rocks. 

Mining: Epidote is typically found inside metamorphic rocks such as marble. Most of the time the Epidote is low-grade quality, but occasionally gem-quality crystals are found, particularly in Austria and Pakistan. 

Enhancements: All Epidotes are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Epidote and Epidote Gemstone

History of Epidote

Epidote is a relatively “new” crystal to the metaphysical community and so was not included in any ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe crystals and their powers. It was first documented in 1801 by the emminent mineralogist, René Just Haüy (1743-1822), the “Father of Crystallography.” He gave this green stone the name Epidote, from the Greek word “epidosis” (to increase), because its crystals are longer on one side than on the other, giving it a perfect cleavage from one angle, but a very poor one from another angle.

Epiodote is closely related to a red stone called Piemontite. In South Africa, these two minerals combine together to create a very unique and rare green rock with red spots called Dragonstone. More commonly, green Epidote is joined with red Feldspar, to create a green rock with salmon-pink spots called Unakite.

Healing Properties of Epidote

Spiritual: Epidote amplifies our highest vibrations, helping us to transform our lives in a multitude of ways. It teaches us to walk, talk, and think as our Highest Self. Epidote has a very loving and forgiving energy, inviting us to let go of anything that holds us back from enjoying life and living with passion and integrity. It ignites in us a passion for personal improvement, urging us to honestly assess our strengths and weakness and to pursue our dreams accordingly. Epidote is a powerful manifestation tool, as it helps to increase anything positive which already exists in our lives, whether that be love, money, or anything else that brings us Light! By raising our spiritual vibration and helping us to become more self-confident, Epidote makes us the masters of our own fate and, as such, capable of great things. Epidote is attuned to ALL the Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Gemini. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Water and vibrates to the number 2.

Emotional: Epidote is a very loving and grounding stone, which gently nudges us towards a more positive internal landscape. It helps us to let go of grief, anger, exhaustion, and other “heavy” emotions. During difficult times in life, Epidote reminds us that life is a beautiful thing and that we have important and interesting roles to play in it. During more relaxed times, Epidote asks us to become more honest with ourselves. In particular, Epidote can help us to question whether our belief systems are actually true or whether we are indulging in a negative belief willfully – despite evidence to the contrary! This is especially true about feelings of self-pity or victimization. Epidote helps us to feel more positive and optimistic about the future. It reduces the power of our “inner critic” and magnifies positive perceptions and a more accurate worldview.

Mental: Epidote is extremely helpful for teaching us to think more carefully and to not indulge in negativity. It reminds us that sarcasm, hardcore “realism,” and judgmental attitudes are often a cover for a lack of self-confidence or a belief that the world cannot be improved. As we grow in self-confidence we also grow kinder and more open-minded, able to imagine how a better world might be created. Epidote helps us recognize that “impossible” things happen every day, and that they result from hard work, patient endurance, and a willingness to try again despite mistakes and failures. Epidote makes a wonderful talisman for inventors, scientists, and artists – especially those on the cutting-edge of their fields.

Physical: Epidote is widely used by metaphysical healers to support general physical regeneration and bring the body into its most balanced and vibrant state. It is believed to reduce cysts and tumors, as well as assisting in weight loss, because Epidote transforms “heavy” vibrations into light ones, and to help us to change the emotional patterns that negatively affect our physical health. Epidote is said to strengthen the immune system and the nervous system. It is also used to increase hydration, smooth skin, and help hair and nails to grow longer and stronger.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Safe Handling of Epidote

Caution!!!

These Epidote are only roughly-polished and so should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Epidote Water” for drinking or bathing. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.

These Epidote are fragile and can easily chip or break. They should not be casually carried in a pocket or in a medicine bag. They are best kept as collectors pieces or on an altar, handling with care.

Good To Know:

These Epidotes can be physically cleansed with water or a gentle dusting cloth.

Epidote can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method

Epidote can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

Epidote tumbled

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

This stone was mined and tumbled in Peru.

I discovered the Peruvian tumbling company at the 2015 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. I was looking for another vendor, whom I had previously purchased from, when I ducked into their tent. When I saw their exceptional tumbled stones I was delighted. Unlike most tumbling companies, this one deals only in Peruvian exotics. Many of the stones they were selling were completely new to me! It has been fascinating to explore these new beauties and I look forward to seeing what new stones they bring out in the years to come!

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Epidote for you.

Your Stone

ThiEpidotes price is for one stone.

You can buy a single Epidote or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Epidote measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.

The stone I choose for you will be a dark sage green with tiny crystals shaped like needles. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Epidotes are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket

Reviews

  1. Estelle V. (France)

    The first epidote I see and it looks promising. I love it already, it seems to have established a bond at first sight 🙂

  2. Patricia W. (California)

    WOW, the epidote is GORGEOUS! All the stones are, but I wasn’t expecting how stunning the epidote is. I am looking forward to working with it!

  3. Regina V. (Florida)

    Unique Perfect stone. I love the energy from it. Great seller!

  4. Kenzi G. (Washington)

    Placed a large order for tumbled stones that I planned to include with handmade Christmas gifts. Julie sent me the sweetest message after I had placed my order. I received them very quickly and upon opening the parcel I could tell they were all chosen and packaged with care. Each stone was lovely and felt great to hold. Julie is magnificent and I will definitely turn here first for any future purposes!

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