This is a huge plate at 27 x 17 cm. I’m not usually impressed with large specimen plates from India, but this one really caught my eye. The Apophyllite is presented in both large, rectangular crystals with triangular corners as well as tabular crystals. The large rectangular crystals are colorless, lustrous and transparent to translucent and the tabular crystals are colorless, transparent and gemmy. The Apophyllite crystals are incredibly sharp and well formed and many are intergrown. In addition to the Apophyllite crystals are numerous lustrous, well formed peach-colored Stilbite crystals. All of this on a bed of microcrystalline snow-white Quartz. A superb specimen in excellent condition.
Location: Poona, India
Size: 27 x 17 x 8 cm