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Cavansite

Reserves

Estimate:

500

to
- 700 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Cavansite

Cavansite

Estimate:

500

to
- 700 USD

Lot sold:

17,640

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Cavansite

Wagholi Quarry, Pune District, Maharashtra, India


Overall size 8.5 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm. An aesthetic example centering on a large central "flower" cluster of vivid blue cavansite on matrix with associated minute white stilbite blades. With custom lucite base.


A diverse family of beautiful aluminosilicates and related minerals have been recovered from the Pune and Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra State in India in great quantities, creating wonderful opportunities for collectors to experience their incredible range of color and crystal morphology in specimens that are often impressive in scale. Aesthetically perched on beds of white to peach pink stilbite blades and “bowties”, minerals such as electric blue cavansite (a silicate colored by the rare earth metal vanadium), bright green fluorapophyllite (a phyllosilicate colored by iron), and dramatic, delicate sprays of scolecite (a calcium silicate zeolite) amongst many other beautiful varieties have increasingly found their way into many modern mineral collections.

In good condition.


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