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Gmelinite

Gmelinite

Specimen # 100659
Mineral: Gmelinite
Location: Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 3.5 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
Price: $45.00 CAD

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This is a compact group of beautiful pale orange twinned gmelinite crystals to 1.4 cm. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, and the penetration twinning is particularly prominent - it really makes this piece special. Small golden-brown sharp lustrous calcite crystals in association. In excellent condition, one small chip. From the collection of well-known Nova Scotia collector Terry Collett, this specimen was collected on September 12, 2009 and catalogued as SSS140.

If you are interested in the crystal morphololgy and twinning in Nova Scotia gmelinites (I love these!), click here. Some great crystal drawings on p.60. 
 

 

This is a compact group of beautiful pale orange twinned gmelinite crystals to 1.4 cm. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, and the penetration twinning is particularly prominent - it really makes this piece special. Small golden-brown sharp lustrous calcite crystals in association. In excellent condition, one small chip. From the collection of well-known Nova Scotia collector Terry Collett, this specimen was collected on September 12, 2009 and catalogued as SSS140.

If you are interested in the crystal morphololgy and twinning in Nova Scotia gmelinites (I love these!), click here. Some great crystal drawings on p.60.