Apophyllite-(Kf), Stilbite-Ca
Pashan quarries, Pashan, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
An AESTHETIC and CLASSIC spray of gemmy, green fluorapophyllite crystals on stilbite matrix from the famous and now-closed Pashan Quarry at Poona. These are considered the best Indian fluorapophyllites, with the last coming out in the late 1980s. This piece probably dates to the late 1970s to early 1980s. The isolated spray is really cute. The only way to get one like this through recycled collections. Ex. Gary Hansen Collection.