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This is a cluster of lustrous, translucent, blocky, terra-cotta-red, colored stilbite crystals, to 2.0 cm across.
This is an outstanding and somewhat bizarre example of calcite from the trap rocks of India. An almost pristine, 7.0 cm tall, lustrous, transparent, colorless, calcite crystal is on a matrix of basalt. The rombohedral calcite crystal has inclusions of chalcedony?, and exhibits preferentially etched modifying faces. It looks as if it is about to ooze off its stalk, like melting ice cream. In person, its MUCH BETTER and very , very bizarre and unusual!
This matrix specimen is a combination of ivory colored, lustrous, translucent, cauliflower shaped, stilbite crystals, to 5.5 cm tall, and a large, blocky, light, mint green, translucent and lustrous, fluorapophyllite crystal, measuring 4.5 cm. Very dramatic! I love this new style of apophyllite crystals ending in such stark and sudden planar terminations, and bought much of the pocket.
Pearlescent, ivory colored stilbite crystals underlay an 8 cm tall, pastel green, lustrous, translucent fluorapophyllite crystal. Very dramatic! I love this new style of apophyllite crystals ending in such stark and sudden planar terminations, and bought much of the pocket. Both species are on a matrix of basalt.
A stalk of gray chalcedony acts as the matrix for this aesthetic specimen. Jauntily perched on the chalcedony are lustrous, translucent, doubly terminated, pearlescent crystals of stilbite, to 4.0 cm across, as well as saddle shaped , lustrous and translucent crystals of heulandite, to 3.0 cm across.
A matrix of basalt has been covered by extremely, lustrous and gemmy, ivory colored stilbite crystals, to .4 cm across. Perched, aesthetically, on the stilbite is a rosette of deep, royal blue, translucent, lustrous, cavansite, measuring 2.5 cm across. The combination of the large, top colored, cavansite and glassy stilbite is an example of the very best these species offer.
This large, blocky, crystal of fluorapophyllite, measuring slightly more than 7 cm in length, clearly shows off its tetragonal crystallography. It is lustrous, translucent and light grass-green. Accompanying the large crystal, at its base, are a few ivory colored stilbites, to 1.0 cm across. The back of the termination has some damage only on the rearmost corner in the back, but it can not be seen from the correct viewing angle.
On a basaltic matrix with pastel green, clusters of chalcedony are emplaced, lustrous, translucent, dark salmon color, crystals of stilbite, to 4.5 cm across. The color contrast is amazing! This is one of the largest examples form this small find of last fall. . This piece has a few VERY trivial little bits of bruising, hence the low price, but displays really nicely and is impressive overall for the size and color splash
This specimen is composed of several lustrous, translucent, terra-cotta colored stilbite crystals, the largest of which is 2.5 cm in length.
This is a nifty Indian combo specimen. On a matrix of basalt, drusy, white, quartz formed first followed by gray spheres of calcite, to 1.75 cm across, then glassy, colorless, quartz, to 2.5 cm in length, and lastly, balls of white gyrolite, to 3.25 cm across. The gyrolite has a matte luster with superb translucence. Rarely do you see such large aggregates of this species, and so it is significant as well as nice for the display qualities.
A blocky, lustrous, translucent, terra cotta colored, stilbite crystal, measuring 2 cm across, is nicely framed by two elongated crystals on either side.
This is an intergrown group of lustrous, translucent, terra-cotta colored stilbite, with the largest crystal measuring 3.5 cm across.
A doubly terminated stilbite crystal, reaching 4.0 cm across, highlights this group of lustrous, translucent, terra-cotta colored crystals.
More elongated, lustrous, translucent, terra-cotta colored stilbite crystals, to 3.6 cm in length, highlight this specimen.
This is easily one of the LARGEST single clusters of cavansite that I have seen. The deep, teal blue color, bright luster, translucence, and the fact it is on matrix, make this a choice specimen. The big ball is wraparound, and just gives you loads of color for the price. Seen up close, it is crysatllized, and not just a "ball" , i should say. There is some minor edge wear at the bottom periphery, but otherwise its complete all around and really in astonishing shape for the size and exposure of the specimen. I have only ever seen such large cavansite clusters on much bigger (and pricier) matrices.
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