Apophyllite, Stilbite, and Chalcedony
Maharashtra, Jalgaon, India
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Jeffrey Starr
Superb combination of classic Zeolites from India, growing on a stalk of drusy Chalcedony. The largest Apophyllite is 2.1 cm long and has three distinct layers. The outer layers are gem clear, as is the smaller Apophyllite near the bottom. With the larger one, the layers reflect some of the beautiful salmon-colored Stilbite blades, thus imparting some of the orange tinge that the photos pick up. The Stilbite blades range up to 1.6 cm. For sheer quality, this is one of the finest of these specimens I have seen. It is MUCH BETTER In PERSON AND IS A STRIKING MINIATURE of competition quality that is an order of magnitude better in real life than in the pics.