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Cavansite On Heulandite

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Cavansite On Heulandite

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Description
Locality: 
Wagholi Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 5 × 3 cm
Weight: 
42.00gr
Description

Half round ball of dark blue cavansite with tiny needles of cavansite grown over the ball (looks like pentagonite) on matrix of fine heulandite.

Very unusual and attractive formation.

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

Heulandite

Synonym Of: 

Heulandite-Ba

Formula: 
(Ba,Ca,K,Na,Sr)5Al9Si27O72·22H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.5

Heulandite-Ca

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Heulandite-K

Formula: 
(K,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5

Heulandite-Na

Formula: 
(Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5

Heulandite-Sr

Formula: 
(Sr,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O
Strunz: 
9.GE.05
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Hardness: 
3 - 3.5
Colour: 
White
Streak: 
White

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