A fantastic cluster of hydroxyapophyllite-(K) crystals on prehnite from the Fairfax Quarry. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, with bright glassy surfaces and very fine striations. In excellent condition. This piece has bornite embedded in the prehnite, indicating that it is from the 1967 pocket (the same find that produced the Smithsonian’s famous specimen). From the Virginia suite of the John S. White Collection, he acquired it about 30 years ago from Les Presmyk. A killer!
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.