Okenite, Gyrolite, Calcite
Bombay Quarry No. 10, Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
Three velvety-soft, snow-white okenite puffballs are adjacent to two gem, very light amber calcite crystals attractively placed on the front of a pristine and aesthetic cluster of intergrown, snow-white gyrolite balls. The gyrolite is superb - seldom do they get so lustrous or so stark and snowy white. Ed Ruggiero purchased this piece from the Zweibels of Mineral Kingdom in 1980, while the famous Malad Quarries near Bombay were producing such fine specimens. The quarries are now closed, due to population growth. Ex. Ed. Ruggiero Collection.