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This is a large Apophyllite/Stilbite crystal cluster from India with a seamlessly bonded skull thats been carved from Rhodonite.

The Skull was carved and polished completely by hand and shows excellent quality. It was carved from a SOLID piece of stone. The high-gloss polish puts the perfect finishing touch on this impressive carving. In addition, there are druse clusters located all over the skull, making it a truly rare specimen!

Rhodonite occurs in veins of magnetite, copper and other metals, and in contact zones between limestones, shales and igneous rocks, associated with other manganese minerals. Under these conditions they may have been concentrated by the help of magmatic separations.

Rhodonite helps to balance the emotions and calm impatience. Rhodonite is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies. Rhodonite allows one to see areas in their life that can be improved on without getting down on, criticizing or judging oneself.

Apophyllite specimens are found in ancient lava and basalt flows. The crystals grow in the now solid cavities, called amygdules or vesicles, formed by air bubbles when the rock was molten. Apophyllite is also found in the voids in the contact metamorphic zone limestones that surround intrusive rocks.

Stilbite's structure has a typical zeolite openness about it that allows large ions and molecules to reside and actually move around inside the overall framework. The structure contains open channels that allow water and large ions to travel into and out of the crystal structure. The size of these channels controls the size of the molecules or ions and therefore a zeolite like stilbite can act as a chemical sieve. Stilbite's structure contains rings of alumino-silicate tetrahedrons oriented in one direction and this produces the prominant pinacoid faces, the perfect cleavage and the unique luster on those faces.

The details on both pieces are so spectacular you won't be able to stop marveling at their unique beauty. Together these gems truly make a breath taking one of a kind specimen!

entire piece measures approx 3" x 3"
skull alone measures 2.5" x 2"

*Please Note: This item is a high end collectors piece thats priced according to the rarity of the stones used.



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Large Rhodonite Crystal Carved Skull on Apophyllite/Stilbite India Cluster

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: apophyllite, stilbite, rhodonite
  • Feedback: 536 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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