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Cavansite With Calcite

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Cavansite With Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Wagholi Quarry, Pune (Poonah), Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1 × 1.2 cm
Weight: 
3.00gr
Description

Ball of cavansite with cubical calcites on it.

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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