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Cavansite

Silicate mineral

Cavansite, whose name is derived from its chemical composition, calcium vanadium silicate, is a deep blue hydrous calcium phyllosilicate mineral, occurring as a secondary mineral in basaltic rocks along with a variety of zeolite minerals. Discovered in 1967 in Malheur County, cavansite is a relatively rare mineral. It is polymorphic with the even rarer mineral, pentagonite. It is most frequently found in Pune, a large igneous province.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.542

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic