5.2" Apple Green Apophyllite Crystal Cluster - India

This is an aggregation of large green zoned apophyllite crystals, collected from Maharashtra, India. Apophyllite crystals of various sizes can been found throughout the cluster, with the longest crystal measuring 1.6" long. Aside from one crystal with a broken tip, the rest of the apophyllite across this specimen is beautifully formed, zoned, and gemmy, with a light apophyllite micro-crystal druze over some of the crystals. A small fan of fibrous stilbite can also be found along the side of the specimen.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

This specimen comes from the Deccan Traps, a large igneous province and one of the largest volcanic features on Earth, in the Pune Province of western India. In the course of quarrying for other materials or digging wells, sometimes large pockets of zeolites and other minerals are unearthed in the volcanic rock.

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 its pastel colors and beautiful crystal formations.
Maharashtra, India
5.2" long, 3.7" wide