Fluorapophyllite With Stilbite
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
Cabinet, 11.7 x 10.6 x 6.7 cm
Two large, fine crystals, to 5 cm across, of lustrous and translucent, bicolored green fluorapophyllite, are aesthetically wreathed by slightly curved, lustrous, light pink stilbite crystals, to 3.3 cm across. 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. Just for sheet beauty in person, one of my favorites here. From the January 2014 pocket.