Yugawaralite, Gyrolite, Quartz
Khandivali, Bombay, India
Miniature, 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.4 cm
This old specimen from a now-closed quarry features really fine, gemmy, relatively large crystals of the extremely rare zeolite species, Yugawaralite. To 1.5 cm in size, these are quite important. They also happen to be beautiful, and high in luster and gemminess. This specimen came from the personal collection of an Indian dealer, who sold it to me in the mid 1990s