Okenite, Calcite, Gyrolite
Cabinet, 15.7 x 12.3 x 11.0 cm
Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
An intact pocket containing a big, pristine ball of okenite hanging from the top wall (although protected by overhang), and a couple of other okenite balls elsewhere in the pocket, on a bed of sparkly microcrystals! There are also balls of gyrolite scattered about, and two of them have grown right around a cube of transparent calcite that has beautiful brown internal phantoms! These okenite balls actually have the appearance of velvet, consisting as they do of millions of hair-like, acicular crystals (if you win this specimen, be sure NOT to touch the balls!). A real showpiece! 15.7 x 12.3 x 11.0cm