Chabazite, Calcite & Epidote (Hawaii!)

Kapaa Quarry, Oahu, Hawaii
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An UNCOMMON and showy zeolite specimen from Oahua, Hawaii! A 4.0 cm, well-placed, sloping vug in basalt is filled with pearlescent chabazite crystals and is highlighted by a 6 mm, colorless, calcite rhomb. The outer rim of the vug is lined with green epidote. One usually does not think of the Hawaiian Islands of having well-crystallized specimens, but here is one. The base and back has been sawed to enhance the display quality. Illustrated in the Lapidary Journal April 1986 article on post-volcanic mineral despotis in Hawaii: Kailue Crystals by Tim Hicks.

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