Martin Marietta Quarry (11th Street Quarry), Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
Cabinet, 10.0 x 7.0 x 3.6 cm
These are a few of the shocking US stilbite specimens I saw with a dealer at the Detroit show back in October. I couldn't find where I put them til now! I had never seen the material and it seemed pretty, cheap, and unusual as well as darned good for a US stilbite locality. Very fine, manila-colored crystals with very bright and shiny luster. The crystals have translucent terminations and well-striated sides. These are good examples for any stilbite, let alone the USA. Crystals to 1.5 cm. This was the best large specimen I saw available in a selection of about 2 flats of the material. 10 x 7 x 3.6 cm