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Analcime, Stilbite, Gmelinite

Analcime, Stilbite, Gmelinite

Specimen # 102467
Mineral: Stilbite, Analcime
Location: Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
Price: $50.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

Sparkling analcime crystals on a base of pink gmelinite and perched on fans of stilbite crystals. The analcime crystals are sharp and lustrous, and the stilbite fans are well-defined. As displayed, the underlying gmelinite is only visible as a pink hue under the analcime crystals. In excellent condition and sits perfectly as photographed. A sweet combination of analcime and stilbite.

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About These Stilbite-Analcime Specimens from Five Islands

Occasionally over the years, good finds have been made at Five Islands. These have included natrolite, analcime and stilbite, as well as the famous gmelinite-after-chabazite from Pinnacle Island. The specimens from this stilbite-analcime find are beautiful and distinctive, combining the two minerals.

The stilbite crystal groups can vary in hue from one specimen to the next, and it should be noted that the stilbite hues also vary under different sources of lighting - they are richest under halogen lights, less so under cool LED. As with all specimens on the website, the photographs are colour-balanced to daylight. 

The vein-pocket zone where these specimens were collected was located in a precarious area, beneath an unstable-looking cliff face. Fortunately it was safe enough to excavate the zone, resulting in these beautiful specimens.

Detailed Description

Sparkling analcime crystals on a base of pink gmelinite and perched on fans of stilbite crystals. The analcime crystals are sharp and lustrous, and the stilbite fans are well-defined. As displayed, the underlying gmelinite is only visible as a pink hue under the analcime crystals. In excellent condition and sits perfectly as photographed. A sweet combination of analcime and stilbite.

Browse More Specimens from Nova Scotia (click here)

About the Minerals and Localities of the Bay of Fundy (click here)


About These Stilbite-Analcime Specimens from Five Islands

Occasionally over the years, good finds have been made at Five Islands. These have included natrolite, analcime and stilbite, as well as the famous gmelinite-after-chabazite from Pinnacle Island. The specimens from this stilbite-analcime find are beautiful and distinctive, combining the two minerals.

The stilbite crystal groups can vary in hue from one specimen to the next, and it should be noted that the stilbite hues also vary under different sources of lighting - they are richest under halogen lights, less so under cool LED. As with all specimens on the website, the photographs are colour-balanced to daylight. 

The vein-pocket zone where these specimens were collected was located in a precarious area, beneath an unstable-looking cliff face. Fortunately it was safe enough to excavate the zone, resulting in these beautiful specimens.