#0341 / PREHNITE ps Laumontite - India

#0341 / PREHNITE ps Laumontite - India


Locality: Padanvadi Quarry, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Size: 8.5 x 10 x 5 cm.

matrix  plate of lime green Prehnite epimorphs of Laumontite.  Rarely do you ever see these on matrix.  The matrix is a thin slab of basalt, covered with a druse of tiny apophyllite crystals, upon which are the green Prehnite 'fingers'. The Prehnite had grown on Laumontite crystals then the Laumontite was disolved away leaving these epimorphs of Prehnite. This came out about 20 years ago.