A group of silicate minerals and the name of the most common in the group. Commonly found in metamorphosed rocks, it is associated with amphiboles, feldspars, quartz & chlorites and frequently found in veins that cut granite. It occurs as monoclinic crystals and also in massive form. The color ranges from yellow/green to pistachio green. It is occasionally found as a dark brown/green to black/green. Well formed crystals are often transparent. Epidote is found as a part of many other rocks and crystals. Unakite contains mostly Epidote as the green component.

Associated with the Root & Heart Chakras, zodiac signs of Virgo, Libra and Gemini & vibrates to the numbers 2 & 11.

– Increases spiritual attunement and removes ingrained resistance to spiritual awakening.
– Not everyone responds well to this stone, as it brings to the surface feelings and thought patterns that require considerable effort to transform.
– Enjoy life and manifest dreams.
– Strengthens sense of identity and personal power.
– Excellent stone for frequent “victims” or “martyrs.”
– Releases grief and old emotional trauma.
– Supports the brain, thyroid, liver, gallbladder & adrenals.

Hardness: 6-7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 3.30-3.50
Refractive Index: 1.729-1.768