Mordenite, Stilbite-Ca
Cabinet, 14.4 x 12.4 x 10.9 cm
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Mordenite is one of the rarer members of the zeolite group of minerals. The mordenite here has formed fine sprays of radial acicular crystal clusters that look like giant snowballs; together, they measure 14 cm across. The stilbite matrix has been wonderfully (and laboriously) trimmed underneath and around the sides to make a perfect setting for the two mordenite balls.