Cavansite in matrix

Blue cavansite crystal stone meaning and healing properties

Blue cavansite crystal stone meaning and healing properties.

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Cavansite, whose name is derived from its chemical composition, calcium vanadium silicate, is a deep blue hydrous calcium vanadium phyllosilicate mineral, occurring as a secondary mineral in basaltic and andesitic rocks along with a variety of zeolite minerals.

Discovered in 1967 in Malheur County, Oregon, cavansite is a relatively rare mineral. It is polymorphic with the even rarer mineral, pentagonite. It is most frequently found in Pune, India and in the Deccan Traps, a large igneous province.

While cavansite does contain vanadium, and could thus be a possible ore source for the element, it is not generally considered an ore mineral. However, because of its rich color and relative rarity, cavansite is a sought after collector’s mineral.

  • Members of the apophyllite group.
  • Members of the zeolite group, particularly stilbite.
  • Babingtonite, Ca2Fe2Si5O14OH.
  • Quartz, SiO2.
  • Calcite, CaCO3.
  • Pentagonite, Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4(H2O).
  • Leavage: {010} Good.
  • Color: Greenish blue, Dark blue.
  • Density: 2.21 – 2.31, Average = 2.25.
  • Diaphaneity: Subtransparent.
  • Fracture: Brittle – Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
  • Hardness: 3-4 – Calcite-Fluorite.
  • Luster: Vitreous (Glassy).
  • Streak: bluish white.

Cavansite in matrix is a distinctive mineral. It tends to form crystal aggregates, generally in the form of balls, up to a couple centimeters in size. Sometimes the balls are coarse enough to allow the individual crystals to be seen. Rarely, cavansite forms bowtie shaped aggregates.

The color of cavansite is distinctive, almost always a rich, bright blue. The color is the same as its dimorph, pentagonite, but the latter is generally much more spikey with bladed crystals. Finally, the associated minerals are useful for identification, as cavansite is frequently found sitting atop a matrix of zeolites or apophyllites.

avansite is a rare mineral forming small blue sparkling rays of crystals. It is found only in a small area of India. Cavansite is rarely collected due to its scarcity and difficulty of mine access.

Locality: India
Astrological Sign of Aquarius

Blue cavansite crystal stone meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Facilitates deep emotional healing. Connects you with the energies of the sea and the water element. Enhances your ability to express love by means of creative endeavors. Stimulates compassion.

Cavansite in matrix, from India

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