Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.03.2023 | Filed under:


Specimen # 200077
Mineral: Hydroxyapophyllite, Prehnite
Location: Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Size: 15.1 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm


Specimen # 201193
Mineral: Hydroxyapophyllite
Location: Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Size: 6.6 x 6.1 x 5.5 cm
Price: $250.00 CAD


Out of stock


Detailed Description

This is a beautiful cluster of sharp, lustrous crystals of hydroxyapohyllite-(K). They exhibit the habit that is so distinctive from the 1953 and 1967 Fairfax Quarry finds. In very good condition overall, one of the parallel faces on the upper right edge is missing and there are a couple of minor chips. These are not distracting, and the right edge is facing away and back form the viewer, so that is not seen as displayed. This is a great specimen for this less common apophyllite group species, with good-sized crystals for the species! From the Virginia suite of the John S. White collection, this is a very fine specimen of 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.