||Hubeite and Apophyllite on Amethyst
Fengjiashan Wollastonite Mine, Daye
5.7x3.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
A sharp, medium purple, very clear amethyst is the matrix for clusters of flat type crystals of apophyllite dusted with Hubeite micro crystals. From the type locality for Hubeite, this is an attractive, displayable example. Examination at 10X shows micro chipping to the quartz and the naked eye can find one broken apophyllite but it is not badly distracting, All in all a very pretty piece.