2" Orange Heulandite with Stilbite and Apophyllite - India

This is a beautiful, 2" wide specimen of colorless stilbite and lustrous green apophyllite that's associated with orange heulandite crystals, from Aurangabad, India. There is only a small amount of heulandite present on this specimen, located at the origin of the apophyllite and stilbite crystals' formation.

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. Apophyllite while not a zeolite itself is almost always found associated with zeolites in the same pockets. It has two crystal habits, a rectangular prism capped by a steep four sided pyramid or a pseudo-cubic structure. While not a well known mineral to the general public it is popular among mineral collectors due to it's pastel colors and beautiful crystal formations.
Heulandite, Stilbite & Apophyllite
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2" wide