Dims: 4.8 x 4.1 x 4.0" (12.3 x 10.5 x 10.2 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 8.9 oz. (705 g)
Mohodari, Nasik, India
Two large Apophyllites rest on the zeolitic base of this display piece. The larger of the two is more visibly complete and measures about 1.3" (3.4 cm) along an edge. The smaller has visible dimensions of 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.7" (2.3 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm), though half of it is enveloped by the base. Both have excellent tetragonal prismatic form and flat, basal terminations, with small secondary faces that truncate the corners. The larger of the two, along with a few very small crystals that are stacked on the smaller, show a nearly cubic form. Their color is a dull brown-green and their luster is pearly, and all are translucent or opaque. The base on which the Apophyllites rest is made up entirely of what appear to be clusters of radiating natrolite needles. These needles reach lengths of nearly 1.5" (3.8 cm) and are generally in good condition, though many are broken. Those that are not broken are rather heavily weathered but still show good orthorhombic form. A few stilbite blades lurk among the natrolites, along with what appear to be a few large, malformed calcites. The piece has two surfaces that are cut flat - either can serve as a base.