Description

    Apophyllite and Stilbite
    Ahamdnagar District
    Maharashta
    India

    Zoomorphic minerals are always interesting, and this example demonstrates why. Featuring impressive gem-quality "Coke bottle" green Apophyllite crystals with glassy terminations and creamy white Stilbite crystals, this mineral "snake" definitely has a serpentine air to it. The specimen is replete with numerous essentially bi-color crystals as the Apophyllites are both light green and clear adding to its overall appeal. The rock is blanketed with crystals jutting out from a volcanic matrix in all directions. This is no common example of a relatively common mineral variety and looks impressive when oriented vertically in its custom acrylic base. Zeolite enthusiasts will surely be captivated by this showy specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 10.63 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches (27.00 x 10.00 x 5.00 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

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