Dims: 3.0" x 2.1" x 2.0"(7.6 x 5.3 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 2.36 oz.(67.1 g)
This specimen is one of the most beautiful India zeolite examples that I have seen. It consists of several large, pale orange Heulandite crystals resting on a base of microcrystalline quartz(chalcedony) that is coated with a fine druze and has a dull green coloration. The Heulandite clusters range in length from 0.4 to 1.7"(1.0 to 4.3 cm) and have excellent form, a pearly luster, and are translucent- two of the smallest clusters actually show areas of transparence with good clarity. The chalcedony base appears to be colored green by the presence of a chlorite-rich layer just below the drusy outer layer. It has some spectacular stalactitic formations reminiscent of wax that cools as it drips down a candle. There are also a few small stilbite crystals among the much larger Heulandites, and a small portion of the original basalt base rock on the underside of the piece. I am very attracted to this specimen!