Fluorapophyllite With Stilbite
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
Cabinet, 15.4 x 10.2 x 7.5 cm

Aesthetically perched on spiky spheres of drusy quartz is a large, pristine, lustrous and translucent, bicolored, fluorapophyllite crystal which exhibits a rich green color that grades to a faint green color. It is 5 cm across. A lustrous, ivory colored stilbite, 3.6 cm in length, is attached to the viewing side of the apophyllite. These crystals are, unusually, a more intense green color when viewed side-on (and those sides are extremely sharp and lustrous!) Also unusually, small white laumontite crystals are in association. From the January 2014 pocket..