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.
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.