Apophyllite-(Kf), Chlorite Group
Mahodari, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.9 x 3.4 cm
These chlorite-included apophyllites from Mahodri have a unique look, as you can see. The dense chlorite inclusions give the blocky crystal an opaque, marble-like look. Here, the back of the crystal has grown against a thin sheet of matrix, stopping its growth and giving it a naturally stepped form.