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16 specimens found
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HOLD Apophyllite included by Celadonite
stock #HOLD 18.1-674
Shirurampur
Maharashtra, India
5.9 x 5.3 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Dec 2018

Killer esthetics from a small new find. This piece is from a a single pocket of Apophyllite in flowerlike clusters with pointed terminations that are all colored a deep green from Celadonite inclusions. In perfect condition, undamaged and far more impressive in person. There have been several other finds of Apophyllite included like this but they have all been of blocky or flattened habit crystals and none have had this habit or arrangement. The pocket yielded about 40 good specimens with seven top perfect pieces of which this is one. Even though the Deccan Plateau has been excavated intensely for decades, it still sometimes produces something new and impressive. The rich green of these Apophyllites is very intense and hard to render, it is more or less a Malachite hue and very different from any other Zeolites. Very striking geometry, color and display impact.
Thompsonite-Ca with Mesolite
stock #18-AX-6-041
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
5.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Worldwide mix summer

A sparkling pink hemisphere of Thomsonite sits esthetically on a contrasting matrix. From a pocket found a few years ago, these pink Thompsonite were an exciting new find then, unlike any others with a covering of tiny needles of Mesolite that gave a nice luster. In fine condition, these are no longer available, and at that time very few were undamaged like this. A great addition to any suite of Indian or Zeolite minerals.
Chalcedony on red Scolecite
stock #18.1-006
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
5 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
Worldwide mix summer

The "caviar agate" type of Chalcedony that is both very esthetic and now very hard to find. The transparent to translucent balls of Chalcedony are perched on needle crystals of a dark red Scolecite. They really do look like large fish eggs. Rich color and wet look luster make this specimen stand out. There were not many of these found and few had this very bright color. Strange but beautiful Indian specimen.
Chalcedony -"caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-705
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Pre Holiday 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.
Chalcedony-"Caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-704
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3.8 x 3 x 2.3 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $700
Spring 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.
Thomsonite-Ca
stock #Alec 6-075
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
5.9 x 5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Pre Holiday 2017

Most Thomsonite is not especially esthetic or display worthy unless it has form and color like this. Here is a pretty pink ball with sparkling micro crystals all over the surface. The matrix is a light green hue making a nice contrast. This is in fine condition from a small pocket found in 2011.
Apophyllite -partly included by Celedonite
stock #A-27-099
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
7.9 x 5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
new june 17

A sculptural arrangement of elongated crystals of Apophyllite with green inclusions and some zoning due to Celedonite inclusions. In fine condition and with great form this stands out among the many average pieces from the famed Deccan traps of India. As fine minerals from many locales have become so incredibly expensive, it is still possible to build a suite of top notch Indian minerals for a relatively modest investment.
Apophyllite (disco ball habit) on Stilbite
stock #17.1-AX- 21-022
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District,
Maharashtra, India
8.6 x 6.6 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Spring 2017

Probably the most desirable and rarest form of the mineral Apophyllite is the so called disco ball habit. Originally found some years ago while digging a well in Rahuri, these created a sensation. More recently a nearby well yielded a smaller find, all quickly sold. This specimen is from the first well, collected by the Maki family. Excellent esthetics with glass clear undamaged crystals, with two separate radiating hemispheres (over 3.5 CM) nicely perched on the crystallized matrix. A choice example.
16 specimens found
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