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Stilbite & Green Apophyllite - India
Width x Height x Depth: 70x45x45mm= 2.76x1.77x1.77in
Stand not included.
This unique specimen would be a welcome addition to any rock hound's collection!
Stilbite is a subgroup of the Zeolite Group (a large number of aluminosilicates). Stilbite-Ca occurs commonly in fracture and cavities of basaltic rock. The crystal structure of Stilbite consists of two sets of connected channels. Color is usually white but can vary.
Chemical composition in this series can range; Hardness: 3.5-4
Apophyllite crystallizes as pseudo-cubic crystals, granular masses, natural pyramidal structures, and as druse upon another mineral. Apophyllite can occur in green, white, grayish, yellowish, rose-red tint, and clear/colorless forms. Apophyllite was first reported in 1806 and was named for the Greek words meaning “get” and “leaf,” due to its tendency to exfoliate when heated under a blowpipe.
Chemical composition: KFCₐ(SiO₅)₄ 8H₂O; Hardness 4.5 – 5
Stilbite stabilizes tumultuous energies, promotes creativity and gives support in the removal of toxins from the body. It can be used during wildcrafting for guidance towards an abundant harvest.
Green Apophyllite is a very joyful mineral that has been used to activate the heart chakra and helps in making heart-based decisions.
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