Cavansite, Stilbite-Ca
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 14.5 x 10.8 x 6.1 cm
A daisy-chain nearly 4 inches long, of beautiful, top-colored, lustrous cavansite balls winds its way elegantly down this attractive and large matrix plate. This piece, at 759 grams, is of good size and makes for a somewhat unusual display compared to the normal cavansite style we see so often. Such long clusters, in such consistent coloration, are really quite rare even amongst the thousands of specimens mined at these quarries over the last decade or so.