Powellite, Apophyllite-(Kf), Scolecite
Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 12.0 x 8.0 x 4.7 cm
A superb Indian cabinet combination specimen. A huge, diamond-like, 3.1 cm, gemmy, honey-yellow, pseudo-octahedral powellite crystal is the crowning glory atop the tiara-like cluster of snow-white scolecite blades. The scolecite "tiara" is further accented with few, emerald-like, blocky, pastel-green fluorapophyllite crystals across the top of the specimen. The powellite is pristine, complete all-around and has excellent yellowish-white fluorescence.This Photo was Photo of the Day - 19th Nov 2008