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In the 5 million square kms of basaltic rock that cover a large part of India, we find a rich source of many minerals, specially zeolites. I dedicated this particular space to Indian specimens on the basis of their beauty.
They came from the Maharashtra state, in the central part of India, the most famous location for minerals findings.
Minerals shown below are classified for the district of origin, located in the yellow area visible in the map.

Minerals from the Poonah district in another page

 

Rahuri Ahmednapar district 




"apophyllite"
Green prismatic XX in columnar radiating formation, 6x5cm wide; on matrix made by white XX of stilbite.Tipycal sample from this place 
10x9cm
Momin Akhada, Rahuri Ahmednapar disctrict, Maharashtra. India

Specimen n.1522

2nd photo

 


"apophyllite"
Green prismatic XX, 4x2cm wide, on stilbite
7x8cm
Momin Akhada, Rahuri Ahmednapar disctrict, Maharashtra. India

Specimen n.94

2nd photo: a bigger view

Nasik district 

 

"apophyllite"
Intense colored group of compenetrated XX, edge max is 3.7cm long
7x7.5cm
Nasik quarry, Nasik district, Maharashtra. India

Specimen n.769

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

"apophyllite"
Pale green XX, max edge 3.8cm; on a single stilbite bowl, 6.8cm long. On the surface of matrix it is possible to see small white globules, some other pale red colored (unidentified mineral)
14.5x8cm
Nasik quarry, Nasik district, Maharashtra. India

Specimen n.774

Another photo: a different view

 

Powellite
Well formed orange bypiramidal powellite crystal measuring 1.8x1.7x2cm on matrix
7.3x5.5cm

Mahodari, Nasik district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.350

2nd photo

Aurangabad district 

 

Calcite
Scalenohedron of calcite, semitransparent, without damages, posted on a basaltic matrix covered by small XX oh pinkish "heulandite"
9.5x12cm
Aurangabad district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.1445

2nd photo

 

Calcite
Rhombohedron up to 1.1cm on a thin plate of mordenite
15x11cm
Vaijapur, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.577

2nd photo

Jalgaon district 

 

"Apophillite"
Semitransparent X, well formed - 2.6x1.9 cm - posted on chalcedony, with white laumontite
6.5x5cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.1439

2nd photo

 

"Apophillite"
Pointed XX of apophillite, dark red for inclusions
6.5x7cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.1446

2nd photo

 

"Apophillite"
Elongated transparent X of apophillite, 4.8 cm long, pale green in the lower part, with some stilbite, on matrix
4x7.3cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.1440

 

Calcite
Transparent X, edge up to 2.2cm, surrounded by white XX of stilbite
13.5x9cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.707

2nd photo
3rd
photo: a different view

 


Goosecreekite
White/rose balls, up to 2.2cm wide. It is a rare zeolite
6.5x6cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.347

 

"Heulandite"
Aggregate of pink XX, 4.3x4.8 wide, on chalcedony
10x9cm
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.398

Another photo: entire piece

Bombai district 

 

Babingtonite
Black X, 0,4 cm tall, with a ball of prehenite on the top
6x4.5cm
Malad quarry, Bombai district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.503

 

Calcite
Yellow transparent X, edge 2cm long, with a brown phantom (visible in the 2nd photo)
6x5cm
Malad quarry, Bombai district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.705

Another photo: a different view

 

Calcite
Transparent X, edge 1.9cm long, on quartz. The inner part of the calcite X shows brown inclusions
10x7.5cm
Malad quarry, Bombai district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.706

 

Prehnite
In this specimen the former spears of laumontite  have pseudomorphed to prehnite, pale green and sparkling
10x7.5cm
Kandivali quarry, Malad, Bombai district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.249

 

Stilbite
Typical XX of stilbite, pearly, elongated and with bowl shape. The group of XX stands on a matrix unusually made of botryoidal fluorite, yellow colored
10x7.5cm
Ajanta, Bombai district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.929

Another photo:a bigger and different view

Raigad district 

 

Scolecite
Elongated white XX , with green apophillite XX and pink stilbite on basaltic matrix. On scolecite XX there are small yellow calcite XX (see 4th photo)
12x9cm
Panvel, Raigad district, Maharashtra. India

Specimen n.224

2nd photo
3rd photo

4th photo

Stilbite
Red semitrasparent XX, partially glassy, on gray - pale blue chalcedony, posted on basaltic rock
13x7cm
Panvel, Raigad district, Maharashtra. India
Specimen n.223

Another photo: a bigger view
Another photo: entire piece


 

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