Scolecite with Stilbite on Basalt Matrix from Rahuri, Maharashtra, India
Dimension: 16.4cm x 12.3cm x 9.1cm
Locality: Rahuri, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India
From the one-time April 2020 find that really surprised the mineral world, these phenomenal well-formed Scolecite spheres perched on a Basalt matrix are so breathtaking not only in photos but better in person. This museum quality large cabinet specimen from India measures 16.4cm in length and the condition is just perfect! The peachy to light pink, dense acicular crystals of Scolecite interlinked to form in perfect spheres resembling full-bloomed peon flowers, I was stunned by their beauty when I first saw the piece. It just looks so surreal, sculptural but is entirely natural! The orange colored Stilbite crystals add extra colors and aesthetics to the piece. This is a very rare species from anywhere and this particular piece is amongst the top 1% in the world. Additionally, the yellow colored Zeolite crystals developed on the Scolecite sphere exhibit a green fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm) with a long phosphorescence emission as shown on the video, how amazing! An exquisite masterpiece, top quality Indian materials of good size and huge impact. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.
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