Although the total size of this specimen is rather small, the crystals of cavansite on this piece are amazing. The vibrancy of the blues in this piece is of the highest quality, contrasting wonderfully against its matrix.
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: 1.69 x 1.00 x 0.81 in.
Weight: 0.55 oz
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