Prehnite, Apophyllite-(Kf)
Kandivali Quarry, Malad, Ward 38, Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 10.8 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm
You can see how elegant this gorgeous specimen is, but what you cannot see is the beautiful COLOR (the camera just could not pick it up) - a wonderful pastel light mint green. This is a hollow cast of prehnite that has pseudomorphed laumontite (seen in a different form from New Jersey due to the different form of the underlying laumontites), from India. The laumontite is completely gone, leaving these delicate casts, on which later, little blocky apophyllites grew to decorate the surface. Beautiful!