Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.03.2023 | Filed under:


Specimen # 201194
Mineral: Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Location: Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Size: 10.2 x 7.3 x 5.7 cm


Detailed Description

This is a cluster of superb crystals of  hydroxyapophyllite-(K) from the famous Fairfax Quarry. The crystals in this cluster are sharp and lustrous, and in excellent condition. The large crystal in this group is a very good size for the Fairfax finds at 6.5 cm – remarkable for the species. From the Virginia suite of the John S. White collection (formerly the collection of his good friend Skip Colflesh, acquired from Dan Weinrich), this is a world-class hydroxyapophyllite-(K)!

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About Fairfax Apophyllites

An American classic, Fairfax hydroxyapophyllite specimens are now highly sought-after. Apophyllites from Fairfax are the best from anywhere in the US, and they are among the finest hydroxyapophyllite-(K) crystals known from anywhere in the world. The two main pockets were found in 1953 and 1967.