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    APOPHYLLITE
    Well No. 3, Momin Akhada, Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India

    Green Apophyllite has been around for about 40 years now, but the kind seen here is relatively new to the collecting world, and it comes from a limited area of the Deccan Plateau of central India. What is different about these Apophyllites is that they are formed of spherical aggregates of green Apophyllite, which show flat terminal faces instead of the normally pointed ones. This "snowball" effect is quite charming, and when combined with the tan complementary Stilbite matrix, the result is very aesthetic and showy. The luster of the Apophyllite is brilliantly glassy, and the transparency allows the mint green color of the Apophyllite to shine forth. This specimen features a couple of the spherical groups along with another couple of secondary and smaller groups. It is in pristine condition with traces of volcanic matrix on the back.
    Overall Measurements: 4.75 x 4.0 x 2.25 inches (12.07 x 10.16 x 5.72 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel #D2134]


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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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