Chabazite, Calcite, Epidote
Kapaa Quarry, Kailua, Oahu Island, Honolulu Co., Hawaii, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
An uncommon and fine zeolite specimen from Oahu, Hawaii. A 4.0 cm, well-placed, sloping vug in basalt is filled with pearlescent chabazite crystals and is highlighted by a 6 mm, colorless calcite rhomb. The outer rim of the vug is lined with green epidote. Illustrated in the Lapidary Journal April 1986 article on post-volcanic mineral deposits in Hawaii: Kailue Crystals by Tim Hicks.