Gigantic Apophyllite Crystal on Stilbite!
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Large Cabinet, 17.0 x 14.0 x 10.0 cm
What can I say? Not only is this a PRISTINE, pretty crystal of apophyllite on a bed of contrasting stilbite, but it's an absolute monster! It weight 5 POUNDS, is 13 cm corner to corner and over 7 cm thick. Now, granted, it is easy to get jaded about Indian minerals with the volume of mediocre ones that have poured out of the country, but a specimen of just about ANY mineral this large and perfect, particularly in an unusual form such as this rosette, is something to be taken very seriously.