Monday, 7 May 2007

Mineral Spot: Tasmanian Natrolite...

A Mohican hairstyle on a glass model? An anorexic stegosaur?

Neither of these. This is a zeolite mineral called natrolite, from Ridgley in north western Tasmania. It usually forms long slender prisms that have a square cross-section. It is a mineral that generally occurs in cavities in basalt rock.

This particular specimen now resides in a collection in Queensland after having being purchased in one of my auctions.

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