Dims: 5.0 x 4.7 x 4.0" (12.7 x 11.9 x 10.2 cm)
Wt: 3 lbs., 12.0 oz. (1.700 kg)
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
A single Mesolite spray rests in a vug inside the basalt host rock of this large hand specimen. The spray has general dimensions of 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.9" (3.0 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm), and contains crystals that reach 1.1" (2.8 cm) in length. Being protected in their hollow, the crystals all appear to be in pristine condition. They have excellent monoclinic prismatic form and have a bright pearly luster. All are colorless, transparent, and are quite clear, though the cluster as a unit has a milky-white coloration and is only translucent. The Mesolite spray is accompanied by several small calcite crystals, some of which appear to be very warped. The interior surface of the vug is lined with massive to crystalline quartz, some of which has a stalactitic form.