Scolecite on Stilbite
Jalgaon District, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
16 cm wide x 28 cm tall
Scolecite defines "Ethereal" - “Something extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world". The delicate sprays of clear needle-like crystals amaze and astound us. Scolecite embodies the wonder and awe of the mineral kingdom. To imagine something so amazingly ethereal growing beneath our feet and existing with such beauty and grace, not for our enjoyment but simply because it can. This is what mineral appreciation is. This specimen is a tour-de-force of form, embodying the drama, structure, and aesthetics that we look for in all specimens.
India is famous for producing many of the world’s most colorful and aesthetic species. Scolecite is one of the most exotic and sought after species found in India. This large example is considered among the finest ever unearthed.