Thursday, 6 September 2007

Mineral Spot: So What Animal Is This?...

Every now and then, a mineral specimen looks like something else. This is one of those times. Bit like a scary-looking monkey!
The white crystals are phillipsite, a zeolite mineral, and it is from Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. The brown 'eyes' are most likely the remains of a ferroan calcite.
This one is coming up in one of my auction lots this weekend.

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