4543 Phillipsite, Chabazite, Cairns, Queensland

A specimen of pseudocubic chabazite and twinned phillipsite in a vugh in basalt labelled as ‘Cairns, Queensland’ that was collected probably in the 1970s or early 1980s. All I can find out is that the town is built on ‘recent superficial deposits derived from the Barron River’ and that ‘the high country immediately to the west is made up principally of altered sedimentaries’ (Queensland Mineral Index). No mention of basalt. Previously in the K & M Brown Collection (Echuca, Victoria) and prior to that, in the Hately Collection (Portland, Victoria). Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 50 images.

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