Dragon Minerals - Update February 6, 2019

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17443: Cavansite - $30
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Small cabinet - 8.4 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm (3.3 x 3.0 x 1.6 inches)
Weight - 238 grams (0.52 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

A brown basalt matrix hosts a carpet of very tiny off-white but somewhat sparkly stilbite, upon which sits a rather large cluster of deep blue cavansite. The cavansite cluster is an impressive 4.1 cm in size. The lighter spots are minor contact points or damage (and the specimen price reflects this). Sits well on its sawn base. (The basalt matrix is quite tough so a diamond saw must be used to extract specimens to avoid damage. The saw marks are not objectionable on this level of specimen. Where else can you find a 4 cm patch of cavansite for $30?)

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