Apophyllite, basic potassium calcium silicate.
Formula KCa4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2O

Crystal system: Tetragonal.
Hardness: 5
Density: 2.4
Colour: Colorless or white, green is much more rare.

Apophyllite is a zeolite, a phyllosilicate with high water content. It occurs as a secondary mineral in basalt cavities in association with other zeolites, commonly Stilbite. Really fine crystalline specimens are found in western India, particularly the Poona district.

The specimen shown is a fine example of bright green Apophyllite in a bed of white Stilbite on a thin basalt matrix. It comes from the Pashan Hills in Poona, India.

Apophyllite, Pashan Hills, Poona, India