Collector's Piece: Vivid Sapphire-Blue Cavansite on Matrix from India
Dimension: 6.5cm x 4cm x 3.9cm
Locality: Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
A breathtaking, extremely beautiful Cavansite specimen from the Wagholi Quarry in India, the world renowed locality where top quality specimens of cavansite and pentagonite are found. This piece features a generous amount of lustrous, vivid blue radiating crystals of Cavansite perched onto a matrix of sparkly colourless Stilbite crystals. Some of the Stilbite crystals have grown on top of the Cavansite "fans", adding reall pizzazz to the piece. In superb condition, the saturated sapphire blue color is very attractive in person!
Due to expansion of localities around, mines in the Wagholi Quary are almost on the verge of closing down. Fine and undamaged specimen like this is very sort after as damages to the Cavansite has always occurred during mining process where explosives are used.
Cavansite is one of the purest blue stones and are usually very small in size. Color ranges from deep aquamarine blue to greenish blue. These crystals can be found in India, New Zealand and Brazil.