Dims: 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1" (6.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.33 oz. (37.9 g)
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
A cluster of flattened Stilbite blades extends off of the sparse basalt base of this specimen. These Stilbites reach maximum dimensions of 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.3" (2.0 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm) and are generally in excellent condition, as only a few crystals show any damage. Their monoclinic form is excellent, with moderately well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the classic pearly luster. All have a creamy-white coloration and are translucent to dimly transparent, depending on the thickness of the blade. They are accompanied by a cluster of several apophyllites that reach lengths of 1.0" (2.5 cm) and are also in excellent condition. Their orthorhombic prismatic form is superb, with well-defined edges, clean faces, and pyramidal terminations that are truncated by small, clean basal faces. All have a pale green coloration and are transparent and moderately clear. Only a very small amount of basalt base rock is present.