Minerals & Rocks
Gems & Minerals
Our exquisite apophyllite specimens come from mines outside of Mumbai, India. Apophyllite, whose name roughly means "to leaf apart" in Greek, is a mineral classic. It was given its name because crystals tend to peel or flake apart when they are heated due to the loss of water molecules. Although not that well-known by the general public, apophyllite is quite popular among mineral collectors. It is probably the first exotic mineral that a young collector will own after filling up on specimens of calcite, quartz, pyrite, galena, mica, fluorite, gypsum, apatite, etc, etc. After these common minerals, apophyllite seems like a real rarity and it offers so much to the collector. It has beauty, pastel colors, a bright luster, and interesting well formed habits.
Apophyllite is often thought of as a Zeolite Group mineral. But this would be wrong! Zeolites are network silicates belonging to the Tectosilicate Subclass whereas apophyllite is a layered Phyllosilicate. The structural differences aside, apophyllite does have a lot of similar properties to many of the zeolite minerals. Chief among them is its low specific gravity, environment of formation and ability to lose water when heated (although it does not have the ability to re-absorb the water like zeolites). What confuses the issue is that frequently apophyllite and zeolites are associated together in low temperature/low pressure metamorphic environments. This is fortunate for mineral collectors as there are few mineral combinations that can beat the awesome apophyllite, stilbite, heulandite and natrolite specimens for sheer aesthetic beauty!
Metaphysically, apophyllite clears ones vision and psychic abilities. It can enhance the clarity of remote viewing and connection with other dimensional beings. Aside from other spiritual beings Apophyllite is an excellent stone for used in a healing sessions where spiritual understanding is necessary in order to recover from a physical imbalance. It is also helpful for those that have seemed to lost their way in the light and need an extra boost to find their ways back. It can assist one with courage and purpose to find their way back.
Each of our specimens are unique, and will vary from the pictures shown. Pictures shown are merely an example from our stock of what you will receive upon purchase.
-(.02 to .04 Kg)
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