Stellerite, Gmelinite
Sokolovskoe Iron Mine (Sokolovskiy Mine; Sokol'noye Mine), Qostaney Oblysy (Kostanai [Kustany] Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Mounded balls of intergrown, lustrous and translucent stellerite crystals nicely accented by flesh-pink, pseudocubic gmelinite crystals form a fine specimen from Kazakhstan. Quite abundant about 10-15 years ago, they have now virtually disappeared from the market. Ex. Wes Parker Collection.