Red Apophyllite (rare), Stilbite & Mordenite

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 9.6 x 7.8 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks

Item Description

From one of the few really new recent finds out of India in 2020, this is a sculptural, aesthetic and pristine upright 360-degree combination from Jalgaon, that contains red apophyllite. Red apophyllite is VERY RARE from Jalgaon. A 4.2 x 3.9 x 2.3 cm tetragonal blocky apophyllite crystal dominates one side of the piece. The glassy, translucent crystal has beautiful variable hues, which are dramatically accented by a striking arboresent spray of red oxides on a frontal face and the layering and impressive stepped-growth of the highly lustrous prism faces. Seven more smaller blocky red apophyllites are a real bonus. Two generations of pearlescent stilbite crystals artistically cover much of the piece - classic light salmon-pink crystals highlighted by the well-placed 6.2 cm doubly terminated bowtie on the crown and a few smaller, glassy, near colorless, tabular prisms. Patches of white mordenite, another Zeolite Group species, are a typical accessory. A fascinating 360-degree combination, with every turn presenting a different perspective. It displays well, as the base has been sawed. An exceptional, colorful, rare and exotic large red apophyllite crystal combination. Jalgaon continually amazes with the superlative quality of Zeolite Group species. Valued highly by the dealers, we obtained it in a large liquidation lot