Dragon Minerals - Update January 20, 2019

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30761: Cavansite and Mordenite
Wagholi Quarries, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm (1. 7 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches)
Weight - 57 grams with stand (0.13 grams)
Specimen status: Sold

This is the largest single cavansite cluster I have ever handled! It consists of deep blue cavansite blades, forming a rose-like cluster, on a background matrix of contrasting fuzzy, white mordenite. The blue is just stunning. It might be possible to reveal even more cavansite by removing more mordenite matrix, but I like the blue/white color balance as it is. No damage. Displays quite nicely on its acrylic stand, but could easily be removed if desired. I thinks it's fair to call this a 'competition-quality' miniature. It is my understanding that the six or so quarries which produce cavansite are either flooded, mined out, have moved beyond the cavansite zone, etc., and that we should expect little to no new production.

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