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Picture Apophyllite and Stilbite kicking it in a Chalcedony matrix—like a mineral party! Totally rad!

 

Apophyllite is a hydrated potassium calcium silicate mineral known for its distinct crystal formations. It typically forms as well-defined, transparent to translucent crystals that can range in color from white to green. Apophyllite is often found in association with volcanic rocks and can occur in vugs or cavities within basalt or other igneous rocks.

 

Stilbite, on the other hand, is a member of the zeolite group and is characterized by its delicate, often peach to salmon-colored crystals. It forms as tabular or spear-like aggregates and is frequently found alongside zeolite minerals in basaltic cavities or as secondary minerals in altered volcanic rocks.

 

Chalcedony, which serves as the matrix for these minerals in this particular context, is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz. It commonly forms as microscopic fibers or clusters within a fine-grained matrix, giving it a translucent to opaque appearance. Chalcedony often occurs in a wide range of colors, including white, gray, blue, and brown.

 

When Apophyllite and Stilbite occur within a Chalcedony matrix, it represents a unique geological occurrence where different mineral species merge within a single host rock. This assemblage can provide valuable insights into the geological history of the locality, including the volcanic processes that led to the formation of these minerals and subsequent mineralogical alterations over time. Collectors and enthusiasts appreciate these specimens not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their educational value in understanding Earth's geological processes and mineral diversity.

 

Metaphysically, Apophyllite, renowned for its high vibrational energy and connection to the higher chakras, brings qualities of clarity, spiritual insight, and tranquility to the mix. It is associated with stimulating intuition and facilitating communication with higher realms. Stilbite is valued for its gentle, nurturing energy. It promotes emotional healing, compassion, and unconditional love, fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony. When combined in matrix, Apophyllite and Stilbite create a harmonious synergy of energies that work together to balance and uplift the spirit.

 

 

Dimensions: 5"x3.5"x2.25"

Weight: 11.1 oz

Chakras: Heart, Third Eye, Crown

Zodiac: Virgo, Aries, Libra, Gemini

Mohs: 3.5-7

Apophyllite & Stilbite w/Chalcedony base

SKU: SP03
$133.33Price

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