Though somewhat rare, Scolecite is a popular mineral among collectors. It forms in volcanic bubbles called vesicles along with other zeolites. The Deccan basalt flows that cover 200,000 square miles of west central India are a prime source of fabulous Scolecite specimens. Large gas bubbles trapped in the solidified lava rock provide ideal sites for the formation of these fabulous specimens. Scolecite crystallizes into needle-like (or acicular) crystals that can vary in size from almost hairlike to over 1 cm thick. These are easily damaged upon removal and while being handled so perfect specimens are virtually impossible to attain without some minor crystal damage making perfect and near perfect specimens very valuable.
Scolecite's sprays of radiating crystals are magnificent. It is a mineral of secondary origin, and occurs with other zeolites in the amygdaloidal cavities of weathered volcanic rock. Associated minerals include quartz, Apophyllite, babingtonite, heulandite, stilbite and other zeolites. It was first described from Kaiserstuhl in Baden in 1813. Fine divergent groups of prismatic crystals are found in the Deccan Traps near Pune in India. This mineral is often also referred to as “poonahlite”.
Item # SCOL04060490
2.18 lb Old Stock Scolecite from India
Scolecite Acicular Formation on matrix with Green Apophyllite Crystals
Another Old Stock Michigan Estate sale item! This EXTREMELY RARE large Scolecite formation from India is amazing! Scolecite small specimens can run hundreds of dollars...This large specimen could be sub-divided and re-mounted to make many desirable specimens...or you could just admire its beauty as it sits...an Excellent Investment either way! As a bonus there are Green Apophyllite crystals mixed in on the base volcanic matrix. This specimen will be packed with extra care taken but there will almost certainly be some damage that occurs in shipping due to the fragile nature of this piece. Specimen will be shipped insurance USPS Priority Mail in the continental USA Only.
This specimen measures 4.3 x 4.4 x 3.4 in (109 x 113 x 86 cm) and weighs 2.18lb ( 987g )
Item # SCOL04061004
1.05 lb Old Stock Scolecite from Bombay India
Excellent Old Stock Estate specimen of Scolecite from India
This is an old stock estate specimen from a Michigan estate. Well formed larger acicular needle formation of Scolecite on Stilbite. The peach colored pearlescent stilbite in contrast with the clear to white scolecite needles with a coating of orange/brown colored minerals is outstanding!
This specimen weighs 1.05 lbs (474g) and measures 5.1 x 4.1 x 2.7 inches (131 x 104 x 69mm)