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pleae help identify- small cluster with tiny globe crystals and hair-like crystals shooting up

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asked Jul 11, 2019 by mysterygirlx (120 points)

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Where did you acuire this fine specimen?
answered Jul 11, 2019 by Weasel (58,980 points)
It was given to me along with many huge boxes of crystal clusters, minerals, rocks, cabs, fossils, projectile points etc etc nice nice stuff. its about the size of a small chicken egg.
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I need a picture where I can bring the crystals into focus.
answered Jul 12, 2019 by Weasel (58,980 points)
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The picture isn’t good enough to tell what exact kind of minerals, but I am 99% sure that the minerals are part of the zeolite group, the hair like ones look like mesolite and the smaller crystals look like phillipsite or maybe cowlesite. The zeolite group is my favorite, so if you want more help identifying the specific types, feel free to post more detailed pictures!
answered Jul 20, 2019 by linkisnotzelda (5,390 points)
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Definitely an oddball piece. Are the tiny mineral fibers metallic-looking? If so, the most educated guess would be millerite. But definitely post some more pictures and closer-ups so we can get a better look!
answered Dec 27, 2019 by hershel (52,800 points)