Epidote Beads Rice
Epidote is a deep, mossy green color with copper specs. This 5x12mm Rice shaped Epidote strand is temporarily strung on a 16" strand ready to use for your beading projects. There are approximately 30 beads on a 5x12mm Rice shaped strand. Epidote An abundant and common mineral found associated with the Keweenaw Peninsula copper deposits. Primary localites of occurence are the mines south of Houghton, Michigan - the Isle Royal, Baltic, Trimountain, and Winona. Recently used as a jewelry and ornamental carving stone. Dark greento bright green colors predominate. Quartz and copper flecks are some interesting inclusions found in this mineral.