Cavansite, Calcite, Stilbite-Ca
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
An aesthetic 2.5 cm wide, lustrous, royal-blue cavansite ball with two prominent cavansite blades aesthetically set on basalt matrix covered with tiny, lustrous stilbite blades from the Wagholi Quarry of India. Attractive, tiny, amber calcite rhombs are scattered on the cavansite ball for a nice accent. This is a superb small cabinet for its own aesthetics and for the crystalography shown: Bladed cavansite of this variety is far less-common, than the cavansite balls. The combination of the blades in the ball is quite uncommon. These are also, large blades.