Dims: 5.17x3.81x2.35" (13.12x9.68x5.98cm)
Wt: 22.79oz (646g)
Jalgaon, Mahrashtra, India
This highly aesthetic specimen displays a single large cluster of heulandite against a druze of tiny colorless quartz crystals on a layer of blue agate. The heulandite is slightly pink, has a pearly luster, and contrasts nicely with the slightly bluish-gray druze. A loupe shows that the quartz crystals have an unusual habit: while they do have a (somewhat rounded) hexagonal cross-section, their terminations are stepped and strictly show a 3-sided pyramid. Also, some of the crystals seem almost striated, but I attribute this appearance to the stepped growth pattern. Also, the druze shows a stalactitic form, with two of the stalactities missing their tips. Speaking of damage, there is a tiny amount at the tip of one end of the heulandite.