Analcime, Stilbite
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.03.2024 | Filed under:

Analcime, Stilbite

Specimen # 102925
Mineral: Analcime, Stilbite
Location: Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 7.4 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Price: $70.00 CAD


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Detailed Description

A combination specimen with so many analcime crystals over top of the stilbite fans that I’ve chosen to describe this one as more an analcime specimen. The stilbite fans add colour and from the one side of the specimen, one can easily see great, well-defined stilbites. The analcime crystals are sharp and lustrous. In excellent condition – some contacts around the edges where this was removed from the surrounding pocket wall. A lot of sparkle!

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 still 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. This vein-pocket zone has now been exhausted.


Please Note: the colour representation in the still photographs has been carefully calibrated and adjusted to approximate an accurate rendition of this specimen in daylight (shade). The colours in the video are not similarly adjusted.