Cavansite (illustrated)
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India

This notable, small cabinet specimen is from the great 1988 rediscovery of Cavansite at the Wagholi Quarries in Pune. From the collection of Hans-Jurgen Wilke, this 1.6 cm Cavansite (on Stilbite) was featured in the Mineralogical Record's 'What's New in Minerals', V. 20, P. 234. It's a good pic in the MR, and the pics here show just how aesthetic, well-balanced, and dramatic this piece really is. This would be one of the earliest documented specimens when cavansite started coming out of India!