About Epidote Druzy :-Epidote is actually a group of closely related minerals, but in the gem trade, the name typically refers only to the gem-quality green variety of the mineral epidote. The name 'epidote' is derived from the Greek word for 'addition' which refers to its numerous crystal faces. Although rarely of gem-quality and especially rare as a faceted gemstone, epidote is a commonly occurring mineral. Epidote is a complex form of calcium aluminum iron silicate in which both calcium and aluminum ions are replaced by other metals such as manganese, ferric iron or yttrium and cerium metals. Deposits of epidote are sourced from many locations around the world, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Switzerland, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and the United States of America.