Dims: 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.7" (6.2 x 4.7 x 4.4 cm)
Wt: 3.46 oz. (98.3 g)
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
This hand specimen consists of 2 partial and 2 complete Cavansite clusters that rest on a basalt base. The largest cluster measures 0.3" (0.8 cm) and both of the complete ones are in excellent condition. Each cluster is made up of scores of radiating blades that are difficult to study due to their intergrowth. The clusters have the standard deep, aqua-blue coloration and are dimly translucent. The broken ones give a good view of the radiating nature of the crystals. All rest on a bed of crystalline stilbite that partly coats the basalt.