Shree Ganeshay Namah!
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.
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“Gargoti” The Mineral Museum D-59, MIDC, Malegaon, Sinnar Maharashtra , India -422113
Timing: 09. 00 AM to 08.00 PM
Open: 365 Days
Entry Fee: Rs 60 per person including guide
Let’s Start the Journey
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.
Do you have any idea how much these pieces cost? It’s in several LAKHS…
Look at those structure, believe it or not but those are NATURAL not man made. Most of these pieces are found inside rocks so its not that much easy to find them. These are mostly found at the time of mining.