Exceptional Cavansites and Pentagonites From India

All of these specimens are fine examples of what is becoming difficult to find material, well at least difficult to find in large well formed, damage-free pieces.  Both species are at their best when seen on light colored matrices like these are and in large, high relief aggregates of crystals.  All have been sawn on their backs in order to bring them down to appropriate sizes.  I normally do not have this many high quality pieces of these species but the deal was good and they are all outstanding mineral specimens.  These are not the typical material you'll see at the mineral shows.  You have to search to find ones of this quality.  None of these will disappoint and there are plenty to choose from.

 

 

OKQ-185

OKQ-185      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 9 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that measures an impressive 3.1 cm across.  There is also some cavansite within an opening below the primary cluster.  The blades of cavansite are rich in color and exceptionally large and robust.  There is no damage here and the specimen displays nicely from any direction and in various positions.  This piece would be an outstanding addition to any serious collection.   $500

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-186

OKQ-186      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 10.7 x 8.6 x 4 cm and has several clusters of crystals that measure up to 1.7 cm across.  The clusters are bright and well formed.  Part of one grouping is missing (seen to far right in close-up shot) where it likely grew across the vug.  This is not distracting and is balanced by the lower price.  The piece stands on end as seen in the first photo, on its side or flat all equally well.  The vug is coated by clear to off-white stilbite blades.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-187

OKQ-187      Pentagonite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 7.2 x 7 x 3.8 cm and it has two clusters of pentagonite crystals.  The large grouping is centrally located and has nice, large, transparent crystals.  This cluster measures approximately 3.2 cm in its longest dimension.  The longest spire is almost 1.5 cm.  Huge!  Not all the spires are complete but they almost never are on these.  The piece stands on edge several ways and displays nicely in all of those positions.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-188

OKQ-188      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 10 x 9.5 x 5.3 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that measures an impressive 2.3 cm across.  There is also some cavansite along one edge.  This is a damage-free piece that displays nicely from any direction.  It is a three-dimensional opening coated by tiny clear to gray stilbite crystals.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-191

OKQ-185      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 7 x 7 x 3.2 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that measures an impressive 3 cm across.  The blades of cavansite are rich in color and exceptionally large and robust.  There is no damage here and the specimen displays nicely from any direction and in various positions.  The crystals of cavansite lay on clear to off-white stilbites and a larger cluster of white stilbite are seen to the right of the cavansite in the second image.  The individual crystals are well developed and more transparent and brighter than the images indicate.  This specimen is a good deal better in-hand.  They don't get much better than this one!    $900

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-192

OKQ-192      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 7.5 x 7.1 x 4.2 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that measures at least 3 cm across.  There is also cavansite on the back in a small vug.  This is a damage-free piece that displays nicely from any direction.  It is a three-dimensional opening coated by tiny clear to gray stilbite crystals with the cavansite being well protected in a low area of the cavity.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-193

OKQ-193      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 9.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that is composed of several balls that touch one another and measure over 3 cm in total.  There is also cavansite on the back in a small vug.  This is a damage-free piece that displays nicely from any direction.  It is a three-dimensional opening coated by tiny clear to gray stilbite crystals with the cavansite being well protected in a low area of the cavity.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-195

OKQ-195      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 10.8 x 10 x 5.2 cm and has one large primary cluster of crystals that measures an impressive 2.3 cm across.  The blades of cavansite are rich in color and exceptionally large and robust.  There is no damage here and the specimen displays nicely from any direction and in various positions.  A very fine example.   $500

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-196

OKQ-196      Pentagonite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 8 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm and it has one primary cluster of pentagonite crystals within a narrow vug.  The large grouping is centrally located and has nice, large, transparent crystals.  This cluster spans the opening and measures approximately 2.6 cm .  There is no damage to the piece.  This is an exceptionally high quality example for the species with large transparent crystals in perfect condition.  $450

 

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