Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
5.7x 4.3 cm
specimen consists of two very common minerals, in a rather uncommon
(and beautiful) association.
first glance this looks like any of the abundant geodes from
Brazil-- but the stilbite would not be right.
have seen Indian amethyst geodes containing elongated,
honey-colored calcite crystals, and others (usually damaged) with
fluorite balls. This is the first time I can recall seeing
this combination-- I checked Mindat after purchasing it, and there
are only a few photographs of this association, though this one is
much more aesthetic.
not to say there aren't any more-- given the tonnage of Indian
specimens produced annually I'm sure there have been more, but I
haven't seen them, and this one caught my attention.