Apophyllite W/Mozartite Inclusions
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 10.2 x 6.5 x 6.2 cm
These unusual specimens became instant classics when they first began showing up a few years ago, and it seems the supply is dwindling. Of those I have handled, this is one of the more intriguing ones. The crystal is 4.5 cm on edge and has very good luster. Additionally, there are two distinguishing features that make this truly outstanding. First, the Apophyllite appears to be penetration-twinned! Second, the main crystal sits on a tabular Apophyllite that ends up serving as a perfect base for the display of the specimen, and that was exactly how it was photographed. Also, its just huge, the biggest I have seen so uniformaly colored. This is a very fine specimen, indeed.