5.4" Green Apophyllite Flowers on Peach Stilbite - India

 
This is a beautiful 5.4" wide mineral association, containing lustrous apophyllite that has a vibrant green coloration, formed from faint peach stilbite encrusted matrix. This was collected from Nashik in Maharashtra, India. A truly wonderful specimen perfect for any mineral collection, comes with an acrylic display stand.

Stilbite is probably the most common zeolite found in these deposits. Crystals often form flowery, bowtie or hourglass shaped structures and come in a variety of colors. Some of the most beautiful colorations are the pink or peach tints. Apophyllite while not a zeolite itself is almost always found associated with zeolites in the same pockets. It has two crystal habits, a rectangular prism capped by a steep four sided pyramid or a pseudo-cubic structure. While not a well known mineral to the general public it is popular among mineral collectors due to it's pastel colors and beautiful crystal formations.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Stilbite & Apophyllite
LOCATION
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
SIZE
5.4 x 2.3"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#102343