New Indian Apophyllites
Every now and then, India surprises us. Amidst a flood of production of "all the same" style of material, there is occasionally a surprisingly new style or habit for one of the common species there. This "Cube Apophyllite pocket" really surprised me at Tucson 2014, and I bought most of it. It was found in January of 2014, and to me is quite different than the norm we have come to expect for this species. Moreover, Indian minerals are just underpriced relative to their size and beauty, in the worldwide market. There is a huge amount on the market, no question. Great pieces still stand out, as do great pockets - and these are simply "valued less" for their sheer beauty than if they came from China or Brazil or anywhere else; and therefore really fine mineral specimens are sometimes simply underestimated as a result. I think this will be such a find and I am thrilled to be able to offer them for sale at actually a fair and lower price than the Indian dealer was going to charge to premiere them in Tucson.