Dims: 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.3" (2.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 1 g
Poona, Maharashtra State, India
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a round cluster of radiating Cavansite needles that rests amid a cluster of intersecting stilbite blades. The Cavansite cluster measures 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter and is made up of scores of needles that are rather heavily intergrown. All have the standard deep aqua-blue color and pearly luster and are translucent and difficult to study due to intergrowth. The stilbite blades are in good condition, showing moderate damage. The piece is affixed to a flat acrylic base with a removable putty.