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Apophyllite on Mordenite


This piece features four clusters (three interconnected) of radiating sprays of lustrous, pointed prismatic pyramidal Apophyllite crystals on Mordenite. These clusters show an interesting transition, in that the initial crystal development was translucent and slightly off-white tinted, while the subsequent development became colorless and water-clear. These clusters are simply spectacular: The luster is that of a faceted diamond, the contrast between the vitreous luster of the Apophyllite and the silky Mordenite is incredible and the symmetry of the clusters to the Mordenite matrix is superb. Almost all of the Apophyllite coming from the well pockets in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India, have featured radial sprays of green, flat-terminated Apophyllite crystals, making this specimen a unique, if not rare, find. No damage.

Location: Ahmednagar (well pocket), Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India

Size: 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm

SKU: AP1689IN Categories: , , ,

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