Apophyllite and Stilbite on Chalcedony Stalactites


EXTREMELY RARE!! Chalcedony Stalactite, Apophyllite and Stilbite.

Exceptional discovery dating from 2016. This « Pocket », from which about thirty pieces were extracted, was opened accidentally during the drilling of an irrigation well intended for watering a field.
Until today, only a few isolated individuals of the same genus have been discovered and lie in private collections.
We have the entire pocket. Some specimens have been acquired by great collectors, including 2 particularly impressive pieces, one being a Stalactite of more than 35 cms and the other forming 2 arches superimposed.
The piece presented here is no less spectacular and is just waiting to be placed in a beautiful showcase 🤩
LOCATION : Maka, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, INDE.
SIZES :  HT 16 X L 7,5 X P 8 CM
WEIGHT :  550 GR

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🧐Apophyllite as well as Chalcedony are not strictly speaking rare minerals, on the contrary, they are common minerals of the Silicate family. Silicates are minerals whose skeleton is essentially formed by tetrahedra of silicon and oxygen (SiO4).What makes these pieces unique and rare is their crystallization. Here, Chalcedony crystallized into Stalactite, then a second crystallization of Apophyllite and Stilbite formed around it, the whole sealed by another white mineral, Mordenite. When we look closely at the photos, we see this white fibrous mineral layer between the chalcedony and apophyllite crystals.

Harmony and majesty are the order of the day !! 😍😍

Attention exceptional collector’s item not to be missed, there won’t be enough for everyone !!!

Additional information

Weight 0,55 kg
Dimensions 8 × 7,5 × 16 cm