Hydroxyapophyllite-(K), Prehnite
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.03.2023 | Filed under:

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K), Prehnite

Specimen # 201195
Mineral: Hydroxyapophyllite-(K), Prehnite
Location: Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Size: 13.8 x 8.9 x 5.3 cm

Description

Detailed Description

A spectacular cabinet display specimen of hydroxyapophyllite-(K) on green prehnite from the famous finds at the Fairfax Quarry. This specimen features two prominent apophyllite clusters, one prominent single tabular crystal, and many smaller crystals as well. These crystals of hyroxyapphyllite-(K) are sharp and lustrous, with the habit typical of the two big “pipe” (elongated pocket) finds, in 1953 and 1967. The prehnite is a fine green colour and provides a beautiful background for the apophyllites. In excellent condition, this is a gorgeous piece from the¬†Virginia suite of the John S. White Collection (catalogue no. 20-8-3).

About John S. White

 

About Fairfax Apophyllites

An American classic, Fairfax hydroxyapophyllite-prehnite 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.


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