Cavansite Stalactite
Miniature, 5.5 x 2.1 x 1.2 cm
Wagholi Quarry, near Poona, Maharashtra, India

This cavansite cluster exhibits a rare stalactitic form and appears to be a floater, complete even at the bottom where it has crystallized around the base. The luster is vibrant, it is translucent, and exhibits a rich, teal blue color. The largest cluster is 1.5 cm across. As an added bonus, the whole piece is covered in minute, colorless, stilbite crystals. BEAUTIFUL and unusual cav specimen!