Vivid Sapphire-Blue Cavansite on Stilbite Matrix from Wagholi Quarry, India
Dimension: 5.3cm x 4.3cm x 3cm
Locality: Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
A gorgeous, perfectly-proportioned Cavansite specimen came from Wagholi in Pune District, India, the world renowed locality where top quality specimen of cavansite and pentagonite is found. This specimen features one full sphere of Cavansite in associate with radiating spray of fan shaped Cavansite crystals in a beautiful vivid Sapphire-blue color, perched upon sparkling colourless Stilbite. A well crystalized aggregate of translucent Stilbite is "hanging" above the Cavansite, adding real pizzazz to the piece! In excellent condition, it is way more beautiful in person than photos.
Due to expansion of localities around, mines in this area 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.