Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Stilbite from anywhere in Brazil is incredibly rare, and this is double rare as a stalactite of pretty orange stilbites. The crystals are small with flat terminations and radiate off of an unknown white chatoyant mineral at the center. The stalactite is complete all the way around at the top, but incomplete on the bottom on the back which shows the growth assemblage of the piece. A pretty and pretty unusual piece, this was in the William Metropolis stilbite collection and he purchased it from the Southern Nevada Mineral Co in 1986.
Ex. Southern Nevado Mineral Co (with card)-Ex William Metropolis (with card)-Ex George Elling
8.40 x 4.80 x 3.10 cm