Chabazite- gemmy phacolite type twin
Route 290 and 495 Interchange, Marlboro
1.7 x 1.4 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
Worldwide mix summer
Small thumbnail but with bright red color, transparent to translucent and with fine luster. From a one time find during the construction of an interstate junction, this was collected by the late Larry White in 1980 and was in his collection since. This was the example with the best red color and luster, the others were more pale or orange. The twinning is more evident on close examination and the Chabazite is typically flattened in habit. Choice and almost never available
Bright, lustrous, gemmy lemon yellow Chabazite crystals are scattered in an open vug segment. Very unusual color and clarity, this specimen was collected sometime before 1940. The typical color for Chabazite from Nova Scotia is salmon to orange red and is opaque to slightly translucent. These are glass clear, gemmy and up to .8 cm. Esthetic and an important Canadian specimen.