David K. Joyce

Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite

I was recently in Nova Scotia and was able to acquire some excellent specimens of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. The specimens consist of lustrous orange "crystals" that appear to be roughly in the form of rhombohedral chabazite but, in fact, are gmelinite. The gmelinite forms very lustrous, sharp triangular crystal overgrowths with a lovely orange colour. Many of the pseudomorphs are hollow attesting to their "after chabazite" nature. Some of the crystals appear to still have a core or partial core of chabazite.

One note about the colour in the images. I had a difficult time to capture the true orange colour of the crystals. Rest assured that they are ALL a beautiful orange colour no matter what they look like on your computer screen.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #12530
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, Analcime
  • 4.0x3.6x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A beautiful little plate of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite adorned with sparkling crystals of analcime. All crystals very lustrous!
Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #12528
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, Analcime
  • 3.6x3.3x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A small mound of perfect, lustrous pink-orange crystals that are actually pseudomorphs of gmelinite after chabazite. Some nice gemmy analcime crystals sprinkled around, as well.
Gmelinite, ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #21702
  • Gmelinite, ps. Chabazite
  • 5.0x3.6x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $35.00
  • Five Islands
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • a nice plate of light pinkish gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. From Pinnacle Island!