2.6" Green Apophyllite on Stilbite - India

This is a nice 2.6" wide mineral association, containing green zoned apophyllite that formed from faint peach-colored, stilbite encrusted matrix. This was collected from Nashik in Maharashtra, India. It's not the nicest quality specimen that we've come across, hence the reduced price.

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
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
2.6" long, 1.7" wide