Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 13.9 x 9.5 x 6.8 cm
Certainly one of the rarest and most desirable Indian species are the pink apophyllite crystals from the one-time 1970s find near Poona. Glassy, gemmy, pink, pyramidal crystals to 2.5 cm line the vug on natrolite-covered basalt matrix on this striking cabinet specimen. The terminations are exceptionally gemmy. Very few were available and I have never seen one in this size and quality. In person, these sparkle like glass and are a vibrant pastel pink hue, hard to capture at the same time in the photos here.