Dims: 1.43x1.00x0.84" (3.63x2.53x2.13cm)
Wt: 0.75oz (21.3g)
Pashan, Poona, Maharashtra State,India
This is a beautiful specimen of green apophyllite on stilbite. The specimen is dominated by a single large crystal which has an essentially square cross-section and multiple terminations. While the bottom 60% of the crystal is cloudy due to internal fractures and stilbite inclusions, the remainder (and terminations) are quite transparent and have a lovely light green color. There are many facets, due both to a stepped growth displaying many little pyramids, and to additional small crystals with similar alignments. The stilbite crystals are colorless, long and thin, with a silky luster. Some of them are perched on the apophyllite at nearly right angles to the larger crystal. A tiny bit of the tips of the larger apophyllite crystals may have been cleaved off - it is difficult to tell, even with a loupe. It may be a growth pattern which has flattened the tips of the terminations.