7" Pink Stilbite on Chalcedony Stalactites - India

This is a breathtaking 7" wide, sparkling mineral association containing stilbite that has a pink coloration, formed from chalcedony stalactites. This was collected from Jalgaon in Maharashtra, India. The stilbite is translucent to pink, with some crystals bearing double terminations. The chalcedony stalactites are translucent, and have a faint blue-green hue. Small apophyllite crystals can also be found scattered around the chalcedony stalactites.

Some of the long stalactites have either broken (likely during the excavation process) and been repaired, composited. The specimen is beautiful, but it isn't the "original" 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.
Stilbite & Quartz var. Chalcedony
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
7" wide, 4.6" tall