Stilbite, Lepidolite, Cleavelandite
Himalaya Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 10.0 x 9.0 x 5.0 cm
Ex. Chuck Houser
A superb specimen for the locality featuring the best stilbites on a Himalaya Mine specimen I have seen out there for sale, with sharp, fat crystals to an inch long. OK, so most of us don't rank the Himalaya as the #1 spot for zeolites, but that takes it all the more interesting in my book. The association is great, too...little sprinkles of pink tourmaline amidst the stilbite on one side; and on the backside we have a beautiful combination of lustrous and defined cleavelandite blades atop sparkling purple lepidolite crystals so the piece looks good from either side.