Apophyllite from Poona India
Name of the mineral
The name apophyllite, comes from the Greek words 'apo' (away from) and 'phylos' (leaf) referring to the tendency to exfoliate like a leaf when heated (to divide into layers). Apophyllite occurs in different colors but is best known for its bright colorless crystals and green crystal clusters.
Beloved collector stone
Apophyllite is often found in combination with stilbite, together these minerals can form beautiful clusters that are very popular with collectors. Because of its high water content, apophyllite can also conduct electricity, a rare feature for crystals. Although apophyllite is found in several places in the world, the most beautiful specimens come from Poona in India.
Working of apophyllite
This mineral helps to improve intuition, sharpen the senses and makes you more sensitive to the