Mineral Specimens From India For Sale

 

Mineral specimens such as this fantastic well piece of epistilbite on quartz is an example of the fine material found coming from India.     

Mineral specimens from India are among some of the most aesthetic crystals to be found anywhere.  Though India is famous for its zeolite specimens the country has a wealth of other mineral treasures.  Only a tiny fraction of our inventory of Indian minerals is ever posted on this site so inquiries are welcome.  We take pride in having some of the best Indian minerals available anywhere, yet we have specimens for all levels of collectors.

 

 

 

    Beautiful Apophyllite Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-643

OKK-643      Apophyllite, Stilbite, Chalcedony     Jalgaon, India.  Old material, great quality, very lustrous, very clear material.  Measures 6.5 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm.  A couple of stalactitic contacts on the chalcedony otherwise damage free.  This miniature is very fine in-hand.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-698

OKK-698    Apophyllite, Stilbite and Laumontite     Panvel, Maharashtra, India.  A flower like dome of pink stilbite with a blocky green apophyllite sitting on it.  A very clean , damage free piece.  Even nice around the edges!  9.5 x 8.5 x 4.2 cm.  An excellent example.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-559

OKK-559     Apophyllite, Stilbite, Stalactitic Chalcedony      Jalgaon, India.  Beautiful example of one of these with huge double terminated apophyllites to 7.5 cm each.  Front is damage free, back shows some cleaves and minor contact.  10 x 8.4 x 5.2 cm.  This example is more typical of nice quality material from decades ago.  We don't see it this nice as much any more.  Much better in-hand.  Will not disappoint.  $185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-641

OKN-641    Apophyllite    Pashan Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India.  A beautiful matrix miniature measuring 5 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm.  Yes, this is the desirable, viberant apple green color so rare to find in today's market.  When you see it the price is simply astronomical.  This one is a wonderful example that views from any direction.  I find a few cleaved pints on the edges a would be expected and on that is more difficult to find in the cluster.  Sounds like a mess but the piece displays great and none of the described cleaves will draw your attention as can be seen in the images.  A high quality miniature.  $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-636

OKN-636    Apophyllite with Stilbite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.   This is obviously a fine Indian piece with rich color, impeccable form and high luster.  The plate is a floater completely damage free, no modifications and measures 10.1 x 9.8 x 3.8 cm.  Fantastic aesthetics.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-637

OKN-637    Apophyllite on Stilbite     Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  14 x 10 x 6 cm plate with minor modification (grinding of edges) on back that passes as natural.  Front has large light green blocky apophyllites to 4.4 cm on edge.  Only damage is an area of missing crystals seen in lower right of specimen.  Not distracting in hand.  Very nice specimen of this material.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-638

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OKN-638     Gyrolite with Stilbite   Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.  A large floater with no damage.  One of the finest I have sen measuring in at 11.7 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm.  The imperfections on the balls surfaces are not imperfections but stilbite bowties!  $360

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-639

OKN-639     Stilbite with Quartz casts after ? (probably Laumontite)    Nashik Distric, India.  Another aesthetic and unusual piece.  Bright red stilbite with clear quartz in casts after an unknown species, probably laumontite.  8.6 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm piece with no damage (a floater).  Exceptional in every regard except rarity of species.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-621

OKN-621     Stilbite and Apophyllite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  A fine example with lustrous peach colored bowties of stilbite on stilbite and apophyllite.  Much redder than typical examples from this region.  15 x 11 x 6 cm.  Trimmed beautifully to sit as you see.  No damage.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-622

OKN-622      Apophyllite with Stilbite    Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  21 x 18 x 12 cm museum sized specimen with blocky, double terminated apophyllites and pink stilbites.  Matrix is druse quartz.  Only damage is a rub on one of the apophyllites, otherwise pristine condition.  Impressive collection centerpiece for anyone loving Indian minerals.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-997

OKN-997     Apophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite with Okenite     Bombay, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  The apophyllite crystals are the stars here... very clear, high luster, double terminated and large, up to 1.5 cm each.  The piece measures 6.5 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm.  White okenite accessories in very small, white balls.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-320     Chalcedony with Heulandite    Jalgaon, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Numerous clear, diamond shaped heulandite crystals and one stilbite lightly attached to quartz stalactites.  The partial vug is 14.2 x 9.3 x 5.3 cm.  Not event the smallest spot of damage.  Top quality in all regards.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-321

OKN-321     Apophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite    India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Complete casts with large, clear, double terminated apophyllites (to 1.5 cm).  13.5 x 11 x 5.6 cm.  This is a floater with a small possible contact at base.  All areas show nice apophyllites on clean prehnite.  Exceptional quality.  Better in-hand.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-345

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OKN-345     Apophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite    India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Plenty of these to be had but not often in such fine examples.  10.4 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.  A very minor base contact otherwise a damage free floater.  Most casts are open on the backside showing their internal structure.  Very fine in all regards.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-340

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OKN-340   Apophyllite and Stilbite   Nasik, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Not the average Indian apophyllite!  Exceptional luster and very nice color and clarity.  Backside is slightly frosted.  7.8 x 6.3 x 5 cm.  Floater with no damage.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-946

OKN-946    Stilbite    Nasik, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.8 x 4.4 x 4.5 cm plate with one large second generation stilbite on a crystalline stilbite matrix.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-434

OKN-434     Scolecite    Nashik,India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  11.2 x 9.2 x 7.4 cm.  A palm sized grouping of randomly scattered white, translucent crystals composes this specimen.  Nice condition overall although there are likely crystals that have been clipped or were once attached to matrix or other crystals.  Displays well from all directions.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-214

OKN-214       Heulandite-Ce with Celadonite inclusions       Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  The heulandites seen here represent what I believe may be some of the finest found to date from anywhere.  Why?!  Well, it is not just their impressive size, rich color or fabulous luster.  The form seen here is uncommon and most of the pieces are floaters with no damage, what-so-ever.  To begin with these specimens were discovered in 2015 as a single pocket.  I checked all the Tucson dealers and no one else had any or was aware of anyone who did.  The dealer who did have these specimens knew they were of exceptional quality for the species and was very stubborn with his pricing.  It took two days and three visits to finally negotiate a deal on a dozen pieces I high-graded form his total lot of perhaps 35 specimens.  I certainly grabbed up what I deemed the finest of the lot.  I've occasionally seen large green specimens like these in the past but they have always been uncommon in this size and color.  The problem with past finds has been their lack of luster.  The crystals had flat, graining surfaces (similar to the poorest areas on these crystals) and seldom had the same deep forest green color.  These new examples have exceptional luster for the species, very large crystal size, a rare crystal shape, and in most cases no points of contact to matrix.  In hand they look like flowers with gentle curves that reflect the light as they are turned.  They are impressive and the best of them are simply the "best of the best" when it comes to heulandites. 

This one measures 8.6 x 6.6 x 5 cm overall. Individual crystals are to 4 cm and they grad from the deep forest green color to clear at their tips.  This is a damage free floater.  Wonderful wave like crystals.  A great heulandite specimen in all regards.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-570

OKL-570      Stilbite Stalactites with Quartz coatings      RESERVED     Poona, India.  I seldom purchase these any longer with Indian zeolite minerals being so common on today's market.  This one however really got my attention!  It is composed of nine beautifully formed stalactites with large blades of stilbite, to 2.5 cm each, coating all their surfaces.  The specimen is a floater having all its contacts on base healed.  It measures a large 14.4 x 10 x 8 cm.  The really attractive quality this specimen has is its high luster (which is not evident in the photos).  Way to high for stilbite.  Once I got it home I noticed why this was so.  There is a microscopic coating of quartz druse on most of the specimen's surfaces.  This specimen far exceeds the normal aesthetics associated with this species.  There is no damage what so ever and it sits well viewing equally well from any side.  Impressive!  $395

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-429

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OKD-429     Apophyllite and Stilbite on Calcite   Jalgoan, India.  A neat specimen which has flashy clear apophyllites and pink stilbites on an elongated, somewhat tabular calcite.  11.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.  One apophyllite near base, on back is cleaved otherwise perfect even to the tiniest crystal.  Showy.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-430

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OKD-430    Green Apophyllite on Stilbite   Poona, India.  Here is an old classic which represents the very finest apophyllite to leave India.  This is an old specimen with about 25 points of the deepest, gemmy green apophyllite ever to be found protruding off of a light pink stilbite matrix.  One missing point is visible under magnification so itís not perfect, however unless you nose is right against it you will find it to be quite nice.  Highly aesthetic and displayable.  Apophyllite grouping is approx. 4.5 cm long by 2 cm wide.  Entire piece measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm.  It is getting very tough to find these now.  595$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-200

OKN-200       Heulandite-Ce with Celadonite inclusions       Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  The heulandites seen here represent what I believe may be some of the finest found to date from anywhere.  Why?!  Well, it is not just their impressive size, rich color or fabulous luster.  The form seen here is uncommon and most of the pieces are floaters with no damage, what-so-ever.  To begin with these specimens were discovered in 2015 as a single pocket.  I checked all the Tucson dealers and no one else had any or was aware of anyone who did.  The dealer who did have these specimens knew they were of exceptional quality for the species and was very stubborn with his pricing.  It took two days and three visits to finally negotiate a deal on a dozen pieces I high-graded form his total lot of perhaps 35 specimens.  I certainly grabbed up what I deemed the finest of the lot.  I've occasionally seen large green specimens like these in the past but they have always been uncommon in this size and color.  The problem with past finds has been their lack of luster.  The crystals had flat, graining surfaces (similar to the poorest areas on these crystals) and seldom had the same deep forest green color.  These new examples have exceptional luster for the species, very large crystal size, a rare crystal shape, and in most cases no points of contact to matrix.  In hand they look like flowers with gentle curves that reflect the light as they are turned.  They are impressive and the best of them are simply the "best of the best" when it comes to heulandites. 

This one, I believe, is one of the two finest of the discovery.  It measures 7.4 x 5.4 x 4.7 cm overall. Individual crystals are to over 5 cm and they grad from the deep forest green color to clear at their tips.  A tiny, shallow contact from another crystal exists on one of the clear areas, otherwise a damage free floater.  The contact is facing you in the top right region of the last photo and is still difficult to make out.  A great heulandite specimen in all regards.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-201

OKN-201       Heulandite-Ce with Celadonite inclusions        RESERVED      Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  The heulandites seen here represent what I believe may be some of the finest found to date from anywhere.  Why?!  Well, it is not just their impressive size, rich color or fabulous luster.  The form seen here is uncommon and most of the pieces are floaters with no damage, what-so-ever.  To begin with these specimens were discovered in 2015 as a single pocket.  I checked all the Tucson dealers and no one else had any or was aware of anyone who did.  The dealer who did have these specimens knew they were of exceptional quality for the species and was very stubborn with his pricing.  It took two days and three visits to finally negotiate a deal on a dozen pieces I high-graded form his total lot of perhaps 35 specimens.  I certainly grabbed up what I deemed the finest of the lot.  I've occasionally seen large green specimens like these in the past but they have always been uncommon in this size and color.  The problem with past finds has been their lack of luster.  The crystals had flat, graining surfaces (similar to the poorest areas on these crystals) and seldom had the same deep forest green color.  These new examples have exceptional luster for the species, very large crystal size, a rare crystal shape, and in most cases no points of contact to matrix.  In hand they look like flowers with gentle curves that reflect the light as they are turned.  They are impressive and the best of them are simply the "best of the best" when it comes to heulandites. 

This one, I believe, is the finest of the discovery.  It measures 6.6 x 5 x 4.5 cm overall. It appears to be one crystal that grades from the deep forest green color to clear at its tips.  It is a damage free floater.  Impressive.  $550

 

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