Quartz, Prehnite, Calcite and Analcime Crystals on Matrix - NBB 180

Stunning arrangement of analcime crystals sprinkled on quartz, prehnite and calcite crystals

Measurements:  81 x 56 x 48 mm

Description:  A stunning arrangement (from a very recent find) of gemmy, clear quartz crystals (up to 22 mm long), lovely light green prehnite crystals (up to about 7 mm long) and small, gemmy calcite crystals. These are covered by a scattering of very pretty small, gemmy crystals of analcime. It gives the specimen an appearrance of having  been sprinkled with sugarlike droplets. The whole arrangement sits on a basalt matrix. 

There is damage to the edges of the specimen, while a few of the smaller quartz crystals have nicks, and a few have flaws.

We have never before seen an abundance of analcime scattering like this. This is a VERY special specimen indeed!  

Weight of Specimen:  119.3 g

Chemical Composition:   SiO2  (quartz)
                                        Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2  (prehnite)  
                                        NaAl(Si2O6)•(H2O)  (analcime)                                                               CaCO3  (calcite)                    .

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7      
(prehnite)  6-6.5                                                                                    (analcime) 5  
calcite)  3    

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia. 

Specimen Code:  NBB 180

US $ 650

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