Stilbite on Quartz
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
Elegant and unusual, this highly attractive piece from Jalgaon combines Stilbite with both Quartz and its variety, Chalcedony. The Chalcedony is in the form of soda straws, and most are parallel to the matrix save for this one amazing natural arch that spans the middle of the specimen. The Chalcedony is completely coated with micro Quartz crystals, and attached to these are highly lustrous, light salmon Stilbites. Two Stilbites are doubly-terminated, with the largest being 3.5 cm. The aesthetics are out of this world, having both interest and flair.