Apophyllite-(Kf), Epistilbite, Quartz
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 15.5 x 12.0 x 6.5 cm
A fine, large cabinet combination specimen from recent finds at Jalgaon. The typical curved basalt vug is prominently highlighted by a superb, 6.0 cm high, very glassy, prismatic, green to colorless apophyllite crystal with a sharp pyramidal termination. The roof of the vug holds a 2.5 cm, glassy and lustrous, bladed rosette of colorless epistilbite crystals as a fine accent to the vug lining of flesh-colored, popcorn-style, drusy quartz. Epistilbite is much less common than stilbite in India.