Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.04.2024 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102947
Mineral: Stilbite
Location: Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 3.0 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Price: $50.00 CAD


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Detailed Description

A group of stilbite fans with great, intense colour. There are two tiny analcime crystals and also tiny gmelinite crystals in association – and the back of the specimen is pink gmelinite after chabazite. In excellent condition. A beautiful specimen with great colour!

About the Minerals and Localities of the Bay of Fundy (click here)

About These Stilbite-Analcime Specimens from Five Islands

Occasionally over the years, good finds have been made at Five Islands. These have included natrolite, analcime and stilbite, as well as the famous gmelinite-after-chabazite from Pinnacle Island. The specimens from this stilbite-analcime find are beautiful and distinctive, combining the two minerals.

The stilbite crystal groups can vary in hue from one specimen to the next, and it should be noted that the stilbite hues also vary under different sources of lighting – they are richest under halogen lights, less so under cool LED. As with all specimens on the website, the still photographs are colour-balanced to daylight.

The vein-pocket zone where these specimens were collected was located in a precarious area, beneath an unstable-looking cliff face. Fortunately it was safe enough to excavate the zone, resulting in these beautiful specimens. This vein-pocket zone has now been exhausted.


Please Note: the colour representation in the still photographs has been carefully calibrated and adjusted to approximate an accurate rendition of this specimen in daylight (shade). The colours in the video are not similarly adjusted.