Stilbite-Ca, Celadonite
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 15.9 x 13.3 x 7.5 cm
Heavily included an unusual dark-green hue by celadonite inclusions, this 3-dimensional cluster of stilbite crystals is waxy in luster with just a touch of translucence at the edges. A few crystals are doubly terminated, exhibiting the "bow tie" effect often seen in stilbite. There are also a few, smaller fan shaped crystals of heulandite which have also been included by celadonite. We started seeing these trickle out in the late 1990s but seldom have I seen so robust and large piece of this style. Weighs 1153 grams.