Species: Fluorapophyllite, Stilbite
Locality: Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm.
This is a superb, highly-aesthetic green apophyllite miniature from the old 1960’s-era find at the classic Indian locality of Pune which yielded what are probably India’s most beautiful and sought-after apophyllite specimens. It’s easy to see why these gorgeous green apophyllites are so prized, with their rich green color, glassy luster, and frequent occurrence as isolated “starbursts” of crystals on contrasting white stilbite matrix. This fine old Indian classic is in excellent condition and can be displayed from multiple sides. It features a “crown” of sharp, lustrous apophyllite crystals which extend all the way across a small matrix of white stilbite. From the noted collection of Gerald Herfurth (1930-1998) of Denver, Colorado. Annette Slade photo. Classic!