HOLD Analcime with Calcite
stock #HOLD 20.1-167
7.2 x 5.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
Sharp Analcime crystals nestled in a vug with some very tiny Calcite crystals and a few hairs of Mesolite. A 1970 era specimen from the well-known Watson's Bluff (Nova Scotia) The larger Analcime crystals have some internal color zoning but mostly are a milky white. In excellent condition and a nice, clean example. Collected from a ledge pocket by Less Hitchings, the best specimen found that day. The coastal Basalts of this region have been a mecca for mineral collectors for decades.
Classic Mt. St. Hillaire specimen of a cream Analcime crystal nicely perched on a salmon color Serandite and or Schiziolite cluster. The Serandite is broken at one end but terminated (crudely) on the other. It has been recently determined that some but not all of this habit Serandite is in fact Schiziolite and requires testing. It seems that some crystals are also zoned and have both species present. This one has not be analyzed. As is typical on specimens from this locale, there are other species present as micro crystals too, a Polylithonite rosette and a small cluster of Rhodochrosite. Nice combo thumbnail.
Analcime with Aegirine etc.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
4.8 x 4.8 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
A complete, glassy "golfball" Analcime crystal that is studded with several Aegirine crystals and related minerals. Classic specimen and a fine display piece, this is complete on all sides and undamaged. The faces are sharp and translucent with bright luster. Mont St. Hillaire was for many years one of the few localities that was accessible to collectors and exposed many rarities and best of species. Those days are gone but specimens of this sort are the legacy of a great locale.
A perfect 2 CM glassy Analcime crystal is perfectly set on a contrasting green Prehnite. The matrix also hosts tiny Apophyllite, Quartz and Laumontite that add some extra sparkle. The Analcime from Goboboseb is not well known and almost never this large or transparent. Choice and undamaged, a very good value.
Two generations of sharp and gemmy Analcime crystals in perfect condition. Ex Terry Szenics collection, these crystals range from colorless white to light pink, all have glass-like luster. There is no matrix at all, this is simply a mass of Analcime crystals in all sizes packed together. Unusual and attractive