Powellite, Apophyllite-(Kf)
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.2 x 5.9 cm
Powellilte is the rarest and most desirable mineral from the famed basalts of the Deccan Traps of India. This excellent Indian cabinet combination piece features a 2.5 x 2.0 cm wide compound cluster of sharp, lustrous, partially gemmy, golden-amber powellite crystals set amidst a 3-dimensional matrix of large, blocky and glassy, colorless fluorapophyllite crystals from recent finds at Jalgaon, India. There is even a single stilbite blade as an additional compliment. The powellite cluster is pristine. The powellite has excellent yellow fluorescence.