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Gargoti – The Mineral Museum

As the name says its a museum for flint stones and minerals. Wait… don’t think these are just road side stones. You won’t believe but some of them are more precious than DIAMONDS.

This is a private museum, located 32 kms from Nashik on Nashik-Shirdi highway and houses very precious stones and collections of earth minerals and its artistic (Naturally) pieces. These are collected by Mr. K.C.Pandey – a passionate mineral collector and enthusiast.

For museum and website details see at end of this article.


Superb Minerals India Pvt. Ltd.
“Gargoti” The Mineral Museum D-59, MIDC, Malegaon, Sinnar Maharashtra , India -422113
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Timing: 10. 00 AM to 10.00 PM (Appointment required for visiting between 22.00 PM to 6.00 AM)
Open: 365 Days, 24 x 7
Entry Fee: Rs 60 per person including guide

You can find more information regarding minerals, or their souvenir shop at:

Let’s Start the Journey
Inauguration Photo

The museum was inaugurated by Shivsena Pramukh Shri. Balasaheb Thakrey on 26th April 2001

Mother earth statue

As soon as you enter you will see the statue of Mother Earth and Sai Baba blessing you.

Take blessings from both and you are set to start the amazing journey.

The Gargoti Museum is mainly divided into two galleries:

Most of the specimens are from Zeolite group and founded in Maharashtra. Lets start with Deccan Plateau first.

Starting with Cavansite.

A rare mineral exist only in Pune area (Wagholi) across the world.
Cavancite On Stilbite

Cavancite On Stilbite

Do you have any idea how much these pieces cost? It’s in several Lakhs…

Cavansite 2

Cavansite 2

Cavansite 2

Cavansite 3