Lustrous 3.5" Zoned Apophyllite Crystals with Stilbite - India

This specimen contains green zoned apophyllite crystals, collected from Bombay, India. Small fanning crystals of peach-colored stilbite can be seen stemming from the apophyllite crystal druze, beneath. Perfect and gemmy apophyllite crystal points can be found protruding from specimen as well.

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.
Apophyllite & Stilbite
Mumbai (Bombay) District, Maharashtra, India
3.5" long, 2.1" wide