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.

Unfortunately, many of the long stalactites have either broken (likely during the excavation process) and been repaired with glue, or broke and were replaced by another chalcedony stalactite. 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.
FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Stilbite & Quartz var. Chalcedony
LOCATION
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
SIZE
7" wide, 4.6" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#97853