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Cavansite & Pentagonite On Mordenite

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Cavansite & Pentagonite On Mordenite

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Description
Locality: 
Wagholi Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4 × 4.5 × 4 cm
Weight: 
55.00gr
Description

Rosettes of dark blue cavansite with spiky pentagonite on matrix of hairy snow white mordenite. Very very rare combination.

Wagholi, Pune - India is the only one location in the whole world, where best quality cavansite & pentagonite is found. Due to expansion of localities around, mines are almost on the verge of closing down.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cavansite

Formula: 
Ca(VO)Si4O10·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.50
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Owyhee Dam, Lake Owyhee State Park, Malheur Co., Oregon, USA

Pentagonite

Formula: 
Ca(VO)Si4O10·4H2O
Strunz: 
9.EA.55
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Owyhee Dam, Lake Owyhee State Park, Malheur Co., Oregon, USA

Mordenite

Formula: 
(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24·7H2O
Strunz: 
9.GD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Morden, Bay of Fundy, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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