Dragon Minerals - Update August 4, 2019

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Cavansite and Stilbite 
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Miniature - 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.0 cm (1.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches)
33 grams (0.07 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

This aesthetic specimen features multiple sprays of beautifully blue cavansite on a bed of sparkling, colorless, crystalline stilbite. The largest cavansite cluster measures 6 mm in diameter. Nice texture and color contrasts. One stilbite bald spot is seen, but the cavansites are in fine shape. Displays well horizontally, but needs a stand if you like it vertically. Several Indian dealers have recently confirmed that the cavansite producing quarries, which are limited to the Wagholi area, are all no longer producing, or very close to ceasing operations. These dealers all agreed to expect a marked increase in cavansite and pentagonite prices in the near future as supplies and quality both diminish.

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