5.3" Long Apophyllite Crystal Tube - India

 
 
 
 
This is a unique specimen that was collected from Maharashtra, India. It is a hollow tube that was created by apophyllite crystals forming over a mordenite stalactite. The mordenite has since then been dissolved away, leaving this hollow apophyllite crystal tube section.

Comes with an acrylic displays stand.

This specimen comes from the Deccan Traps (a large igneous province and one of the largest volcanic features on earth) in the Pune Province of India. In the course of quarrying for other materials or digging wells sometimes large pockets of zeolites and other minerals are unearthed in the volcanic rock.

Apophyllite while not a zeolite itself is almost always found associated with zeolites in the same pockets. It has two crystal habits, a rectangular prism capped by a steep four sided pyramid or a pseudo-cubic structure. While not a well known mineral to the general public it is popular among mineral collectors due to it's pastel colors and beautiful crystal formations.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Apophyllite & Mordenite
LOCATION
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
SIZE
5.3 x 2.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#168761