Apophyllite and Stilbite on drusy Quartz

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Large Cabinet, 17.7 x 10.0 x 7.4 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:10:28 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A STRIKING LARGE CABINET Indian specimen from recent finds at Jalgaon, India. Gemmy and lustrous, pastel-green to colorless, blocky apophyllite crystals with steep pyramidal to chisel terminations are very aesthetically scattered on the well-prepared, bowl-like basalt vug covered with sugary, drusy quartz. The dramatic, isolated apophyllite on one end is 6.5 cm and is doubly terminated. A couple of pearlescent, pastel-pink stilbite blades are a very nice accent, especially the one doubly terminated stilbite embedded in the apophyllite crystal. This excellent, large specimen is pristine and is highly representative combination material from this well-known locale.

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