Stilbite-Ca, Apophyllite-(Kf)
Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 13.0 x 8.2 x 6.5 cm
A magnificent combination piece consisting of a superb peach-colored fan of Stilbite resting on a rich bed of gemmy Apophyllites. The lustrous Apophyllites are classic, and range up to 2 cm in length. What makes this piece so outstanding is the unusual, and fabulous, Stilbite fan. Most great Stilbites are bowtie-shaped, but these lustrous and striated crystals have grown into a grand fan, the likes of which I have not seen very often. The fan is 6 cm across and 4 cm thick. It is both delicate in its beauty and strong in its form. Ex. Charlie Key.