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Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, Indiai
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One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013.

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013.

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013.

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013.

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
One of the Wagholi quarry in Febuary 2013.

Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 18° North , 74° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~132km

The name Wagholi is derived from the temple of Wagheshwar which is located at the entrance to this mining complex 20 km north of Pune.
"Wagh" in the local Marathi language means "tiger".

There are a dozen quarries here out of which 3-4 produce good cavansite and pentagonite specimens.

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12 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Formula: Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Formula: Cu
Reference: Tim Jokela and Steve Hardinger specimens
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: B. Ottens/Steffen Michalski specimens
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Richard Dale collection
Fluorite ?
Formula: CaF2
Description: Photograph seems to show a pseudo-cubic crystal, although it may be a rhombohedron. ID based on fluorescence.
Reference: Jordi Fabre
'Heulandite subgroup'
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Luigi Mattei
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2009): Cavansit und Pentagonit aus Indien. Mineralien-Welt 20 (6), 16-25.
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Jewel Tunnel specimens (not x-rayed; ID by visual appearance and physical properties)
Formula: Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Description: Specimens attributed to quarries in the Poona region are almost certainly from Malad quarries. (verbal confirmation, F.Makki)
Reference: Enrico Bonacina
Formula: Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Martins da pedra collection
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: Richard Dale collection
'Stilbite subgroup'
Description: Occurs in cavities in trap rock (Deccan Traps).
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64(5):413.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite ?3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
Cavansite9.EA.50Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Okenite ?9.EA.40Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Pentagonite9.EA.55Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Fluorite ?
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K),OH) · 8H2O
Okenite ? · 18H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Cavansite74.3.7.1Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Pentagonite74.3.7.2Ca(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

H CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
H PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
O CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
O PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
F FluoriteCaF2
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Si PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
S DjurleiteCu31S16
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Ca PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
V CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
V PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2O
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
The Mineralogical Record: 22: 415-420.
The Mineralogical Record: 34: 38-43.
Makki, M.F. (2005) Collecting cavansite in the Wagholi quarry complex, Pune, Maharashtra, India. The Mineralogical Record, 36, 507-512.
Praszkier, T. (2009) Cavansit und Pentagonit aus Indien. Mineralien-Welt 20 (6), 16-25.

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