Calcite coated with Apophyllite
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I spotted this piece in Bill Butkowskis (Mineral Cabinet) booth at the Macungie PA show in 2006. I have not seen one similar since. Very thin, platy calcite crystals completely coated in small, water clear, apophyllites, which also coated the thin shell matrix. Competition quality.
Locality: 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal’Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Composition: calcium carbonate, potassium-calcium fluoride-silicate