3.4" Stilbite and Apophyllite Crystal Cluster - India

This is a sparkling, 3.4" wide specimen of faint peach colored stilbite crystal clusters that are peppered with aggregations of small, translucent apophyllite crystals, collected from Maharashtra, India. The matrix is coated in apophyllite encrusted, red-pink heulandite crystals, and has strange formations of a moss-colored mineralization that randomly emerges from the rock.

The base of the rock has been cut, allowing for aesthetic presentation of the specimen without the need for a 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. 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.
Stilbite, Apophyllite & Heulandite
Maharashtra, India
3.4" wide