Large Madagascan Eudialyte Standing Display Freeform - 147mm, 1226g
Locality - Madagascar Size – 147 x 95 x 67mm Weight – 1226g
This rare standing freeform boasts stunning mottled rich grape purple eudialyte and snowy white and cola brown microcline patterns throughout its lustrously polished display faces with a dramatic, naturally rough surface left unpolished through its side on which it can also stand. This material is rather elusive with specimens of this size being especially scarce, proving this beauty to be fit for a collectors mantelpiece.
Eudialyte is an incredibly rare red to light brown gemstone typically found in massive form. It's rarity is due not only to its natural scarcity but also its alkaline form, which leaves it vulnerable to dissolving in strong acids; it is for this reason that it was named after the Greek 'eu dialytos', meaning 'well dissolved'. It is often found as grains embedded a variety of igneous rocks such as aegerine, albite, natrolite and nepheline. The south-western regions of Greenland produce much of this mineral, but minute amounts are also found in Canada, Norway, Arkansas and Madagascar.