Stilbite-Ca, Heulandite-Ca, Apophyllite
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm
This is a superb Indian combination specimen. It features a 3-cm, pristine, upright heulandite crystal sticking out the top of an apophyllite stalactite (that is itself pristine and complete all around). The stalactite is then crossed by a 6 cm peach-pink stilbite cluster. The apophyllite has incredible, glassy luster. The tips of all the apophyllites are extremely gemmy. Moreover, for some reason, both the heulandite and the stilbite are coated in a microscopic layer of something very sparkly, perhaps quartz or calcite or micro-apophyllites that makes it look like they were dipped in sugar before being emplaced on the stalactite. The piece is pristine and complete all around.