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Cavansite with Stilbite
stock #8.AE-735
Dhoot Quarry, Wagholi, Pune
Maharashtra, India
5.3 x 5.2 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 23

A choice Cavansite with top color and no damage at all from the classic Wagholi locale in Pune (India). For many years we would see a lot of Cavansites at major mineral shows, these were popular due to the often intense color, and quite affordable. Undamaged pieces were much less common and now we understand the quarries are being redeveloped into housing. It seems the end of a great locality, there are no other sources of such quality worldwide. There are still a few fine pieces to be found in the mineral market, though the prices are already going up. This piece is from finds in 2003 and is well above average for quality in this size. The thumb of Cavansite is 3.2 CM tall, perfect and vivid. A choice, colorful and increasingly rare mineral.

Cavansite on Stilbite
stock #21.1-283
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District
Maharashtra, India
4.4 x 3.9 x2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Late Summer 2021

Esthetic clusters of bright blue spheres of Cavansite crystals on contrasting creamy white stilbite. Cavansites from Wagholi are fairly common on the mineral market but very clean, brilliant and esthetic pieces are less common. As the quarries are shut down they have been getting much less available. Cavansite has the most vivid color of all the Traprock minerals, a bright Cavansite is a nice addition to any collection. This piece has individual balls to 1.8 CM, but most are clustered together forming a chain of spheres. The blue is in two different tones and one sphere is broken open so the radial structure is easily seen. This offers several good display angles. In fine condition with great luster, sparkle and color.