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Five Islands, Nova Scotia – January 2020
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.04.2020 | Filed under: Recent Mineral Updates

 

I’ve added beautiful specimens of golden stilbite and glassy analcime from a recent collecting project in this new Five Islands Update (click here). These specimens are from a pocket that was in an area of the cliff face often regarded as precarious (fortunately it was safe enough to save these pieces!).

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 gorgeous 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.

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 7.3 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with Analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.3 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.6 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.0 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada 4.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.9 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, CanadaStilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 7.2 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.3 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime and stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime with gmelinite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.7 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3 cm wide

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.7 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.6 cm