Celadonite is the green mineral that forms the matrix in this specimen, which also features larger calcite rhombs, glassy, colorless, apophyllite crystals and a single, pearlescent, tan, bladed stilbite crystal cluster at upper left-center. From Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India. Size: 14.0 x 9.0 x 3.9 cm.
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It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and usually forms massive aggregates of prismatic crystallites or in dull clay masses. It is soft with a Mohs hardness of 2 and a specific gravity of 3. Typically occurs as dull gray-green to bluish green masses. It forms vesicle fillings and linings in altered basaltic lavas.
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