Epidote has been recognized as a major magmatic phase in granitic rocks of tonalitic and granodioritic compositions, less so in granites (Schmidt & Poli 2004 and references therein) and rarely as an accessory phase in granitic pegmatites (e.g., Andersen 1931, Lovering & Durrell 1959, Magloughlin 1987, Magloughlin & Merkel 2005, Sørensen 2006). Epidote from granitic pegmatites occurs sparingly in muscovite–rare-element and miarolitic pegmatites (Černý & Ercit 2005) and has been observed as aggregates of euhedral crystals in miarolitic cavities (Fig. 1A) and fractures, and as anhedral grains as...

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