Dims: 3.0 x 2.9 x 1.8" (7.6 x 7.4 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 6.48 oz. (184.0 g)
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
Seven or eight Apophyllite prisms rest on the basalt base of this large hand specimen. These crystals are in excellent condition and have good tetragonal form, though their axes are all nearly equal in length. All are colorless, transparent and dimly to moderately clear, and have the standard bright pearly luster. They rest on a thin crust of what appears to be laumontite that partly covers the basalt and has been coated with a bright, rusty-red powder. Many tiny stilbites extend from this crust.