Savada, Dharangaon Taluka, Jalgaon District, Maharashtra Province, India
Deep teal and brown stilbites demonstrate uptake of celadonite mica inclusions into the stilbite crystals, resulting in a saturated and unusual coloration. The stilbites demonstrate a waxy luster and are large and detailed. Showing against a dark brown matrix scattered with microcrystals of celadonite. Celadonite is a layer silicate (a green mica) that is potassium, magnesium, and iron rich. The largest stilbite crystal is a complex bowtie, bicolored with both deep green and brown, and is 5cm long. The piece has been removed on the edges of the plate, so these crystals are not intact, but the center crystals are undamaged.
Ex William Metropolis (with card) Ex George Elling
10.50 x 8.50 x 3.30 cm