Dims: 5.0 x 3.1 x 2.5" (12.7 x 7.9 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 12.6 oz. (357 g)
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
At least 30 Apophyllite crystals rest on this hand specimen. These crystals are generally in very good condition, as only a few are damaged or broken, and reach lengths of up to 1.2" (3.0 cm). All have excellent tetragonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces. They are colorless, transparent and have the classic bright pearly luster. Most are transparent and very clear, but several are heavily included and contain basally-oriented internal cleavage planes. They are accompanied by many stilbite blades that do not exceed 0.8" (2.0 cm) in length. These blades are generally in good condition and have good monoclinic bladed form. All of these rest on a base that appears to be made up of agate and masses of more, microscopic, intergrown stilbites.