Fluorapophyllite With Stilbite
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
Cabinet, 12.9 x 10.4 x 6.1 cm
A pristine, lustrous and translucent, bicolored fluorapophyllite crystal, measuring 5 cm across, is perched smartly and centered on matrix. The crystal grades from a rich pastel green to faint green. It is also framed by ivory colored, lustrous stilbite crystals, to 2.5 cm in length. 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.