2.7" Pink-Orange Stilbite Crystal Cluster - India

This is a beautiful, 2.7" long, pristine pink-orange stilbite crystal cluster that formed from a bed of druzy quartz, collected from India. The crystals are in excellent condition and the specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

Stilbite is probably the most common zeolite found in these deposits. Crystals often form flowery, bowtie or hourglass shaped structures and come in a variety of colors. Some of the most beautiful colorations are the pink or peach tints.

Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Stilbite & Quartz
LOCATION
Maharashtra, India
SIZE
2.7" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#94295