Cavansite on Stilbite - India

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Here is a unique presentation of cavansite on stilbite. A decent-sized cluster of cavansite sits in the middle of its matrix but the back is missing, leaving a perfectly visible cross-section when viewed from the rear. 

Cavansite is a rare mineral often caught by mineral collectors. It gets its name directly from its chemical composition calcium vanadium silicate. It typically forms in small clusters of deep blue crystals reaching a couple of fo centimeters in diameter, often found alongside basaltic and andesitic rocks. Cavansite is also found associated with a variety of zeolite minerals such as stilbite, heulandite, and mordenite. It was first discovered in 1967 in Malheur County, Oregon, but is most commonly found in parts of India. Cavansite is often difficult to capture the exact color on camera some specimens have a slightly aqua hue than the "electric blue" seen online.

Chemical Formula: Ca(VO)Si4O10·4(H2O)

Location: Pune, India

Size: 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.9 in.

Weight: 0.90 oz

You will receive the specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.