Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Images: Zeolites and Cavity Minerals From Deccan Basalts

Go to SpiriferMinerals.com for a photofest of zeolites and associated cavity minerals from the Deccan Basalts. Scolecite, Heulandite, Cavansite, Apophyllite.....I remember collecting all these from quarries in the Basalts. They often have textbook crystallographic form and the color combinations dazzle.

Take a look. I have posted just a few images below. Go here for the rest.

Large vugs in Basalt lined with minerals

Green Apophyllite with Stilbite

Scolecite in a botryoidal form. The matrix appears to be Stilbite / Heulandite

There are other images of India of archaeological interest on the site so its worth a visit.

Tip: Geology.com

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