Apophyllite and Stilbite on Heulandite Cluster

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Soft white stilbite and mint green apophyllite sit within a myriad of peach heulandite crystals. 

Apophyllite is found all over the world in volcanic zeolite environments, most notably in India. It most often forms with other zeolites (minerals that create pale crystals that are soft and easily crushed) like heulandite and can occur in colors like green, brown, gray or colorless. Its name derives from the Greek terms apo, meaning "to be of," and phyllos, meaning "leaf" as this mineral is known to flake like a leaf when it is heated.

Stilbite is another zeolite that can also be found worldwide in volcanic zeolite deposits. The term comes from the Greek word, stilbein, which means "to shine" because stilbite has a pearly luster on its cleavage surfaces. The crystals are generally thin and flat and can be found in yellow, pink, red, green, orange, black, blue or colorless.

Heulandite also forms within volcanic zeolite areas like stilbite and apophyllite. The crystals can be gray, red, green, brown, yellow, orange or white. 

The matrix base of this crystal cluster is cut so you can set it on any surface to enjoy its beauty!


Apophyllite and Stilbite on Heulandite
India 

 

 

Size: 4.5 x 3.88 x 2.31 inches

Weight: 1.2 lbs.