Cavansite from the Wagholi Quarries

$130.00

1 in stock

Description

These cavansite crystal clusters are from the Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune (Poone) District, Maharastra State, India.This region contains several basalt quarries from which mineral crystal specimens are recovered. The basalt contains vugs and vesicules that can be filled with 9 different mineral species including cavansite. It is a silicate containing the elements Ca, V, O, Si and H. This specimen consists of a basalt matrix that is topped with a layer of white stilbite crystals that host several ball-like clusters of cavansite crystals. The crystals are bladed, have an electric blue color and are translucent under bright light. This piece can be displayed from both sides and it measures 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches or 71 x 45 x 41 mm.

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Additional information

Weight9 oz

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