Mordenite on Quartz Var. Amethyst
Olenti Shirdu, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 10.0 x 8.2 x 6.4 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
First-rate, classic Mordenite specimen from the famous traprock quarries in India. The two dozen Mordenite balls of sharp acicular (needle-like) crystals are nicely distributed across the Amethyst pocket, giving the specimen fine balance to go along with the beautiful contrast in color. The Mordenites are well-defined, with terminations of the fine needles creating amazing, sea urchin-like balls, the largest of which is 1.5 cm across. A terrific, aesthetic cabinet specimen.