The terminations GLOW like LIGHTBULBS! They measure to around 5 cm in height and over an inch thick and set in a rich bed of salmon-colored stilbites. 21.4 x 17.8 x 14.5 cm
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC Indian specimen of two balls of lustrous, radiating, royal-blue blades of cavansite beautifully crowning basalt matrix totally covered with sparkly stilbite blades. 7.7 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm
Nestled in the center of flower-like, lustrous, white stilbite crystals, to 2 cm across, is a cluster of emerald green, transparent, lustrous, prismatic, apophyllite crystals. THESE ARE LIKE GEMS! Rarely do you see apophyllite of such quality, gram for gram. The crystals are like little glass carvings! and on white stilbite, that is itself lustrous! Extremely aesthetic! 8 x 6.8 x 3.5 cm
A striking combination piece! I have seen SO MANY Indian zeolites, but none with such a combination and aesthetics, for scolecite on matrix. The scolecite is 12 cm, or about 5 inches. The splaying scolecite cluster is flanked and accented near its tip by a 2-inch (5cm) cubic apophyllite. The tips of the small extending scolecites are intact. The tips of some of the large scolecites are damaged and broken off, but this is not visible from the front and it is such a striking specimen overall, that I bought it anyhow (and the price is cheap, accordingly!). Comes with custom lucite base for display. 17.0 x 12.6 x 7.1 cm
ex. Bill and Liz Moller
Emanating from a wreath of lustrous, cream colored, stilbite crystals, to 3.5 cm across, is a spear shaped, pristine, and transparent, light emerald green, fluorapophyllite crystal. The length of the fluorapophyllite crystal is 6.5 cm in length and it exhibits very good luster. The termination is RAZORsharp! This is more than just a very nice combo specimen - it is truly top shelf! Despite as many as I have seen, I was blown away by this one. This is an older piece obtained some 20 years ago at the Pandulena Hills Quarry, and sold only recently from the Bill and Elizabeth Moller collection.
Nestled in the center of flower-like, lustrous, white stilbite crystals, to 2 cm across, is a cluster of emerald green, transparent, lustrous, prismatic, apophyllite crystals. THESE ARE LIKE GEMS! Rarely do you see apophyllite of such quality, gram for gram. The crystals are like little glass carvings! and on white stilbite, that is itself lustrous! Extremely aesthetic!
ex. Robert Fender
This is a rare, large locality stilbite specimen that was self-collected by Robert Fender many years ago (probably circa 1960s-1970s). It is a large cluster consisting of many, intergrown, mushroom shaped, lustrous and translucent, tan stilbite crystals, to 3 cm in length.
ex. Robert Fender
Equant crystals of lustrous and translucent, apple-green apophyllite, to 6 mm across, are stacked on lustrous and translucent, tan crystals of stilbite on this rare locality combination specimen. Self-collected by Robert Fender many years ago (probably circa 1960s-1970s)
ex. Robert Fender
Intergrown sheaves of lustrous and translucent, richly-colored stilbite, to 8 mm in length, are emplaced on matrix. Very minor colorless calcite is situated on the lower front side of the specimen. This piece has vry deep color for the locale. Self-collected by Robert Fender many years ago (probably circa 1960s-1970s)
ex. Peter Bancroft
This is, quite simply, the finest stilbite I have ever seen from Malmberget. It also happens to be big, and pretty, period! Note the fine individual, translucent crystals all over the piece, all around!? I have not seen the like, and priced based on cost only as I really have nothing of this calibre to compare it to. I can only say that I have seen far lesser specimens go for $1000, and so i valued this quite highly above that in the collection purchase.
ex. Peter Bancroft
Pseudo-stalactitic fingers of snowy white, lustrous, drusy quartz act as the host for 1.0 cm across lustrous, white crystals of stilbite. A most unusual specimen, of an classic style for this locality!
From a matrix of .5 cm hematite-included stilbite rise two crystals of sharp, diverging, lustrous beige powellites to 4 cm. Both powellites are doubly terminated and for added aesethetics there is a 2 cm blade of stilbite between the two powellites. The contrast of colors as well as the diverging nature of the powellites makes this piece a winner. 4 cm in size makes them significant, too! i have NEVER HAD such good powellites so cheaply as at this recent show/find.
This is another killer miniature of fluorapophyllite and stilbite which is shaped like a dragonfly. The white stilbite is doubly terminated and 2 cm in length. The gemmy and lustrous light green apophyllite is also doubly terminated and 4 cm in length. The shots are shown upside down from photo'd to emphasize that it could sit either way!
This is an absolutely perfect white, translucent powellite crystal that is 3 cm tall, perched on beige stilbite. If the color of the powellite had been a lustrous peach,like those of twenty years ago, the price of this specimen would be many kilobucks. But, I also like these new stark white crysatls as they really stand out and leap to the eye in a way that the older cream-colored powellites did not
Two deeply colored royal blue clusters of cavansite to 1.5 cm sparkle in a vug of lustrous mm size grayish-white stilbite. The real beauty of this piece is that the cavansites are centered perfectly.
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