Description

    PREHNITE
    Malad Quarry (Kandivali Quarry), Malad, Ward 38, Mumbai, Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India

    Here we have a classic "jackstraw" group of Green Prehnite on Laumontite from the Malad Quarry in the Mumbai District of India. Much of the Laumontite has dehydrated and gone away, leaving only trace of this white mineral of elongated habit. What is left is the light green Prehnite and studding it, is the occasional pseudo-cubic, colorless crystal of Apophyllite. These used to be common, but like most quarry minerals; they stop coming out when the quarry stops operations. That is what happened here when encroaching urbanization forced the quarry to close. Condition is excellent with minimal breakage of the slender tubes of Prehnite.
    Overall measurements: 7 x 6 x 4 inches (17.8 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm).

    Provenance: Mountain Minerals [Hoppel # D1186]


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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