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This artistic natural sculpture is composed of rosettes of bladed stilbite which has been colored green by the mineral celadonite, a potassium, iron, magnesium, silicate. It is also a member of the mica group. The largest rosette measures 10.0 cm across. I have never seen one so large and dramatic, and 3-dimensional! Remarkable!
Olive green and dark green, bi-colored spheres of Gyrolite , to 1.5 cm across, form a 3-dimensional cluster. The crystal cluster is both lustrous and slightly translucent.
This specimen exhibits some of the best attributes of Indian calcite. It is on a thin slice of basalt, it is twinned, and it is well formed with incredible transparency. GEMMY, in fact. In person, it has intense golden color and wonderful luster like glass - really the top quality you could ask for! It is 3-D and complete all around with only the most persnickety of minor wear on a few crystal edges. Most Indian calcites pale compared with the elegance and beauty of the specimen. It is also LARGE - measure it out, imagine its so gemmy you can look through most of it, and that it is so reflective inside it looks like you are gazing into mirrors!
This specimen consists of a cluster of spheres of olive green, lustrous, slightly translucent Gyrolite , to 2 cm across. It is dusted aesthetically with a druse of colorless Apophyllite and super sparkly overall! Most unusual combination, I would say...
On a basaltic matrix along with dark gray chalcedony, is perched one of the better heulandite fans, I have seen. The glassy luster, translucence, and pastel salmon color, are exquisite, especially in contrast to the dark matrix. The fan measures 7.0 cm across. In addition, there is a 1.5 cm pearlescent, doubly terminated stilbite crystal on the heulandite. Wow!
This is a rosette of royal blue, lustrous, translucent, Pentagonite crystals with an occasional spike of an individual crystal, to large size at .75 cm in length. It is encrusted with a druse of pearlescent, stilbite crystals. VERY RICH Pentagonite specimen for the price!
When a mineral collector desires a choice stilbite specimen, his/her quest is almost always for a matrix "bow tie". This 8.0 cm tall stilbite, is lustrous, translucent, and exhibits a pastel salmon color. Its sits on a matrix of white, drusy, chalcedony. For accent, at the base of the stilbite, is a a 4.0 cm tall, glassy white fluorapophyllite crystal. This unusually fine specimen has a lot going for it!
This specimen is composed of several complete spheres of lustrous, translucent, ivory colored Gyrolite atop an earlier brown later, to 2.0 cm across.
Teal blue, clusters of lustrous Pentagonite , to 1.5 cm across, are nestled in a vug of drusy, lustrous, ivory colored stilbite. The stilbite is VERY glassy, unusually so. The Pentagonite is very bright blue, unusually so. together, a stark contrast! The specimen has, overall, a very rich amount of Pentagonite and for the price is one of the better deals on pentagonite i have been able to offer over the years. It is more 3-dimensional in person and retains the appearance of a natural cavity with some depth. Sawed in the back during removal, but no saw marks visible on front .
This cluster of fluorapophyllite crystals almost has a star–like appearance. The largest of these crystals is doubly terminated and measures 6.5 cm in length. The crystals are very lustrous, transparent, and colorless. Floater - complete all around! SPARKLES INCREDIBLY - PROBABLY THE SINGLE MOST SPARKLY, BRIGHT, JEWEL-LIKE APOPHS I HAVE SEEN !
This very aesthetic specimen has 1.0 cm spheres of dark gray, lustrous, quartz druse coating a basaltic matrix . Perched jauntily on the quartz are a few crystals of fluorapophyllite, the largest of which is glassy, colorless, doubly terminated, and is 5 cm across. This two-inch crystal is held up tin the air on a stalk of a secondary crystal beneath it, as if balancing. Lovely and, among a big crowd, quite the unique specimen that stands out!
Nestled in a basaltic vug, lined with under 1.0 cm across rosettes of light gray stilbite, are several clusters of royal blue, lustrous, cavansite. Common enough...but the MAJOR RIBBON OF CAVANSITE RUNNING OVER 3 INCHES (8 cm) DOWN THE MIDDLE IS NOT COMMON AT ALL! This unusual elongated chain of cavansites is the longest such chain of crystal clusters I can recall seeing in all these years since they sttarted coming out in the early 1990s in any quantity. The photo seems to distort the piece and make the ribbon/river of cavansite look like it only goes just pass the middle. it probably extends just over 2/3 of the way down. the color is intense, top class, and it is pristine....overall, just a VERY dramatic piece!
Clustered on a matrix of spiky, white, chalcedony are a group of lustrous, translucent, light salmon stilbite crystals, to 7.0 cm across. Adjoining is a cluster of mint green, brilliantly glassy and lustrous, translucent, fluorapophyllite crystals to 3.5 cm across. Beautiful contrast, pristine specimen, and a good size at a relatively cheap price (in my opinion...I think its less than i paid). OK, yes, each of these species is common, technically speaking. However, superior combination pieces with such balance, in this quality, are NOT common at all.
Two intergrown crystals of tabular, fluorapophyllite, to 2.0 cm across are invested with green and red mozartite. Twinned? Striking Thumbnail, anyhow!
The primary crystal is a "bow tie", lustrous and translucent, terra-cotta, colored crystal, measuring 4.5 cm across.
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