An oustanding floater cluster of stilbite, with aesthetics and balance, pristine and sparkling. This is one of the best quality stilbites I have seen from this important old locale! In the 1700s and 1800s, Faeroe stilbite was all the rage, and unmatched by samples from elsewhere. Few documented specimens survive today. This is as good as any I have seen, and of display quality and full miniature size, to boot. It comes with an antique , brittle old AMNH label showing the Faerroes as belonging to Iceland, by which you can date it to the mid-1800s. ex. American Museum of Natural History , Clarence Bement collection, donated in 1910
ex. Chuck Houser
A superb specimen for the locality featuring the best stilbites on a Himalaya Mine specimen I have seen out there for sale, with sharp, fat crystals to an inch long. OK, so most of us don't rank the Himalaya as the #1 spot for zeolites, but tha tmakes it all the more interesting in my book. The association is great, too....little srpinkles of pink tourmaline amidst the stilbite on one side; and on the backside we have a beautiful combination of lustrous and defined cleavelandite blades atop sparkling purple lepdiolite crystals so the piece looks good from either side.
ex. Chris Korpi
A CHOICE miniature of Himalaya stilbite, with rich chocolatey color! Ex. Tim Sherburn Collection
ex. Chris Korpi
Exceptional miniature for the species from any US locale, much less the HImalaya where such rich stilbite specimens are extremely rare~!
Clusters of deep, royal blue, cavansite, have grown nestled in snowy-white blades of stilbite. The largest group of cavansite crystals is a stalactite of interconnected sphereical aggregates measuring over 3 cm in length. It is a floater , really, complete all aroun dwithin the nest of stilbite (that if removed, would make this a floater barbell-shaped cav, to be sure). The luster of both the cavansite and stilbite is super. The extreme color contrast is just amazing. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON! This piece and CM10 came out of a now-famous pocket of such special cavansite that came out around august of 2005 and i bought these two specimens just befor ethe Denver show of that year and then promptly lost track of where I put them til now. These strange floater growths formed in a pod full of minutely crystallized stilbite blades that then fell away with time, seemingly. OUT OF ALL THE CAVANSITE I HAVE SEEN, NEVER HAVE I SEEN ONE QUITE LIKE THIS!
Simply stated, this is a superior specimen! An elegant, curving cluster of cavansite balls, displaying the deepest royal blue color and almost iridescent luster, has grown across drusy, tan stilbite crystals. The largest ball of cavansite is over 2 cm across. In addition, the base of the specimen has a group of lustrous, doubly terminated stilbite crystals, to 1.5 cm. The color contrast of minerals and the 7 cm long, linear cluster of cavansite, easily make this specimen very desirable and FAR above the crowd.
This specimen is simply a great combo piece! Calcite is VERY rare from this quarry, and seldom associated with cavansite even when found. This piece shows off a huge, pseudo cubic, golden-colored, calcite crystal with a wonderful and sparkly luster, perched on a contrasting stilbite matrix. Above and to the right of the calcite is an aesthetic cluster of deep royal blue cavansite, which emits a bright luster. The overall specimen has a wonderful sculptural feel. The calcite crystal, which measures 6 cm across, also has the additional perks of darker edges and, internally, one can see a rainbow effect come out in good lighting. The main cavansite group is 3cm across. The color contrasts in this piece are spectacular! The combination is rare. And the association is aesthetically made...just a very unique piece, overall!
A superb cluster of deepest, royal blue, cavansite, with irridescent luster is perched on a matrix of drusy, tan, stilbite. The color is as deeply saturated as they come. The cavansite cluster measures a whopping 4 cm across and 2 cm in depth. Except for minor bruising on the upper curve to the rear as shown, the cavansite cluster is perfect. In person, you just display it a bit more level with the undamaged side facing you, and it glows and shimmers like almost no other mineral. The piece LOOKS like it should cost a fortune, given the size and quality of the cav, but the minor bruising allows me to get it and offer it at a far lower price and thus it gives a LOT of bang for the buck.
This matrix specimen has a layer of tan, drusy, stilbite, on which are jauntily arranged, several aesthetic clusters of lustrous, deep teal blue, cavansite. Each cluster is about 1 cm across. VERY flashy and colorful specimen!
Thumbnail collectors arise! This competition quality specimen has lustrous, pink blades of stilbite, to 2 cm long, topped by a cluster of tan, translucent and lustrous powellite crystals, to 2 cm in length. Superb example of the species in tn size, and on matrix no less!
For its size, this is one of the finest, most interesting cav's I have seen lately of the ball-style, as i call it. It features about 10 of them intergrown to form a rather large cluster winding very aesthetically across the top of this stilbite matrix, and creating a stark contrast! It is pristine and complete all around, and very 3-dimensional. Front and back shots are shown.
A beautiful roseate cluster of sparkling, gemmy, mint-green apophyllite of high calibre! It is complete and pristine, set dramatically among stilbite sheaves on matrix.The color is the top intensity of mint green you can get, and the lustre the highest, this piece leapt out at me from 3 full tables of a recent find
This is an oldtimer, collected at least several decades ago , of exceptionally nice stilbite from this classic traprock quarry of New Jersey. The crystals are tan colored, translucent, and reach 5.0 cm across. This is an extrmeley aesthtic, large, and fine example of stilbite from the US and particularly from this locale!
This specimen is typical of the best stilbites from the trap rocks of New Jersey. A huge, complete, hemispherical aggregate of translucent stilbite, measuring 7.0 cm across, is aesthetically perched on matrix. VERY 3-dimensional!
I think the pics pretty much say it all on this one...talk about your lucky trim! The apophyllite spray, which measures 5 x 4 cm, is very 3-dimensional in person. For the size range, this is hands down one of my all time favorite Indian apophyllites!
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