Stilbite (bow tie) on Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
6.7 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 07/18/2019 10:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/25/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A very good quality, classic, sharp, lustrous, doubly-termianted "bow tie"-shaped aggregate of rich peach color Stilbite (more specifically Stilbite-(Ca)) crystals aesthetically flaring off sharp, glassy, "jewel"-like Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals from Jalgaon. The "bow tie" meaures 5.3 cm long, and there are a few other "sword"-shaped Stilbites that can be seen jutting out on the specimen. The piece is in great shape overall and the displayability is wonderful as you can see from the photos. Indian Zeolites (and associated species) may still be fairly common on the market, but you cannot deny the fact that they are colorful, attractive, highly displayable and several of them are the finest examples of their respective species extant ! No real damage that I can see with the naked eye. Valued at $850.

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