Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm
Pandulena Hills, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
Powellilte is the rarest and most desirable mineral from the famed basalts of the Deccan Traps of India. This EXCELLENT and very SHOWY specimen features a 2.8 cm tall, sharp pyramid of highly lustrous and striated, gemmy, amber powellite aesthetically set in bladed stilbite. This fine piece is from the Indian discovery locality of the late 1970s - Pandulena Hill, Nasik and dates from that time period. There were not very many good specimens from the early finds. This is a beautiful, highly representative specimen of the species and locality and is not diminished by the partial contacting on the left side and back of the powellite, as you can see. Ex. Bob Jones and George Feist (#2527) Collections.