Heulandite (rare color) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Garrawilla Station, Coonabarabran District, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia
Toenail, 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

There are hundreds of localities for Heulandite around the world, but often the crystals are white, or some variation thereof. It's notably rare to encounter such vibrantly colored Heulandites as this. The locality at Garrawilla Station is probably best known for producing these amazing fiery Heulandites. This specimen features brilliant red-orange color groups of sharp, lustrous Heulandite crystals measuring up to 1.7 cm sitting a on drusy layer of sugary grey Quartz on matrix. The color is about as strong as I've seen for Heulandite from anywhere. Very little damage, and great quality. Hard to find material, I'm told that these came out in the 1970s. From the collection of Shields Flynn.