Often associated with zeolites, apophyllite is a widespread mineral, ranging from colorless through white, pink, and reddish-pink to green, commonly taking prismatic, blocky, or tabular crystal habits. Outstanding specimens come from Pune and Mumbai in India. Other localities include Brazil, where crystals up to 8” in length are found; Germany, Scotland, Canada, and Mexico; and New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Clear apophyllite can help those discouraged spiritually. Green apophyllite assists in reconnecting with nature.
The most common form of calcium carbonate, calcite, is known for its great variety and development. Highly transparent rhombohedral calcites are known as optical spars, a reference to their use in polarizing filters. Single crystals such as these demonstrate the optical property of double refraction. Although it forms crystals, most calcite is massive, occurring as limestone or marble. Well-known calcite deposits can be found in Iceland, Mexico, the USA, China, and Madagascar. Metaphysically, calcite is used to bring and amplify the joy in one’s life.