Collector’s Piece: Green Apophyllite with Stilbite on Matrix from India
Dimension: 7.5cm x 5.4cm x 3.3cm Weight: 71g Locality: Pashan Quarries, Pashan, Pune District, Maharashtra, India A cluster of extremely bright and gemmy crystals of Apophyllite (also called Fluorapophyllite) with lustrous Stilbite crystals on matrix from the old Pashan Quarries of Pune District, excellent color and contrast! The bi-colored Apophyllite is well scattered on the matrix, giving the piece an attractive overall form. Glassy, transparent, unevenly terminated Apophyllite crystals glow with that distinctive light mint green color from the finds at this famous locale. Bought by my father in the 1990s, this was in my own collection when I was growing up, a dramatic and excellent example from the old finds. Associate with pearly white blades of Stilbite and a light peachy orange Stilbite in just the right places, this is a perfect piece for connoisseur collectors! Price inclusive of a high quality display stand made of pure copper and acrylic as pictured.