Apophyllite-(Kf), Stilbite-Ca
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 9.5 x 6.4 x 4.9 cm
An unusual and aesthetic specimen from recent finds at Jalgaon, India. The lustrous, very glassy, light sea-green apophyllite crystals have two unusual traits: the crystals have blocky, tabular form, which is very uncommon; and the crystal edges have rare and interesting darker color-zoning. The pristine apophyllites are beautifully set on the contrasting, off-white stilbite crystal-covered basalt matrix.