Epidote is a calcium aluminum iron sorosilicate mineral that is commonly found in metamorphic and igneous rocks. Epidote is a relatively dense and brittle mineral making larger specimens rare. Epidote is also pleochroic, meaning some pieces can display different colors when viewed from different angles. The most common color is green, but it can also be yellow, brown, or gray.
Epidote is also commonly used in geology and mineralogy as a diagnostic mineral. Its unique crystal formations and physical properties can provide important information about the geologic history of the rocks in which it is found.
Epidote is often used in the metaphysical and spiritual community to promote abundance and synchronicity with universal energies. Its properties of amplification lend themselves to manifest one’s intentions and align with higher purposes. Epidote is a stone of spiritual growth and shedding the constraints of shame and fear.
Some notable locations where epidote is found include the Swiss Alps, the Austrian Alps, the Ural Mountains in Russia, and the state of California in the United States.