APOPHYLLITE HEMATITE CLUSTER
A lovely little Apophyllite Hematite Cluster with Stilbite. This specimen is in top condition and makes for a very aesthetic and compact display piece. Several crystal shapes appear on the cluster and this is a more unusual form of the mineral, with the hematite inclusions in the Apophyllite. Some very interesting and popular minerals come from India, unfortunately many arrive a bit knocked around but the good ones like this are outstanding. We have several spectacular pieces in our Paddington shop also.
5.7cm x 5.1cm x 4.6cm, 87g.
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.
Apophyllite KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O.
The name was revised from apophyllite-(KF) to fluorapophyllite-(K) (2013).