Stilbite on Heulandite : Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Stilbite on Heulandite : Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Stilbite on Heulandite

Nimbayati Village

Soegaon Tehsil, Aurangabad

Maharashtra

India

Small Cab: 62 x 54 x 30mm        largest Stilbite 41mm

 

This delightful zeolite combination specimen features cream sheaf like crystals of Stilbite over contrasting salmon pink Heulandite crystals.

I was fortunate to be told exactly where this was found, in the village of Nimbayati, in the hillier terrain of the uplands of Aurangabad where a local farmer was digging a new well to irrigate his crops. It seems many of the zeolite discoveries in the Deccan Traps are found in a similar way and not often commercially mined.

 

I was able to aquire a number of excellent samples from this find in 2017.