Apophyllite-(Kf), Stilbite-Ca
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.8 cm
This is a COMPETITION-QUALITY miniature of this combination, so do not let the abundance of so-so specimens make you take it for granted. What you have is an intensely gemmy, perfect apophyllite crystal, dead-centered between two pearly stilbite crystals that angle out from either side. At the bottom are other accenting stilbites, one of them being a very unusual starburst of intergrown bowtie crystals. You simply could not ask for a better mini of this familiar combo; it is good enough to go in even top collections, of those who have resisted buying zeolites due to their widespread availability. 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.8 cm