Dims: 2.5" x 2.7" x 2.1"(6.4 x 6.9 x 5.3)
Wt: 3.66 oz.(103.9 g)
Several excellent Apophyllite crystals are scattered amid stilbite crystals of all sizes on this excellent hand specimen. These Apophyllite crystals have the distinction of both excellent tetragonal prismatic crystal form with pyramidal terminations and a lovely green color. They all have a vitreous to pearly luster and are transparent, with noticeable internal fractures and flaws that usually run along the basal plane. The largest of these crystals measures about 0.8"(2.0 cm) in length and 0.4"(1 cm) in width and depth. There is another crystal that is the same length but half as wide and deep that is double-terminated. Many others are visible and undamaged, as well as several that show damage and/or are incomplete due to cleavage. Among these Apophyllites are clusters of flat stilbite crystals with shallow, 2-sided terminations and a pearly luster. These crystals range in size from microscopic to almost 1"(2.5 cm) long, and often have complex terminations whose tips are made up of several tiny terminations. Many of these crystals are aggregated into tight groups. All of this rests on the standard basalt base of all Indian zeolites.