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)!
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.