Dims: 1.9 x 0.7 x 0.7" (4.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 5.7 g
Bashen Quarry, Waddamanna, Tasmania, Australia
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a stalactitic formation that is completely covered with a layer of crystalline Chabazite. The crystals achieve a maximum diameter of 0.4" (1.1 cm) and are in excellent condition, showing no damage. All have very good trigonal tabular form with hexagonal outlines and possess well-defined edges and clean faces that show a pearly-to-vitreous luster. They are colorless and transparent, though their intense internal fracturing makes them appear essentially milky-white and translucent. The material that forms the core of the stalactite is milky-white in coloration and very crumbly. I do not know what it is made of.