A cluster of dark green epidote crystals, hosting a nicely contrasting aggregate of yellow stilbite crystals. This is from the same locality that has been producing the epidote-prehnite combinations for the last few years. These stilbites are a novelty that have started to appear over the last few months.
One of the major problems with the epidote-prehnite specimens tends to be damage. Unfortunately, stilbite is softer than either of those minerals, and they receive pretty much the same treatment, meaning that they rarely escape undamaged. I looked through a large lot of this material, and selected a few clean samples to offer on the website-- after all, stilbite may be viewed as a common mineral thanks to the massive production from India and (to a lesser extent) New Jersey, but how often do you see a zeolite of any kind from anywhere on the African continent?