The name of cavansite origins from its components calcium CA, vanadium VAN, silicium SI and ’T’ which letter is the mark of the greek word ’lithos’ meaning stone. It was explored in Oregon (USA), in 1960. Rare mineral. It mostly issues in basalt and tuff. It has beautiful radial groups of crystals in the Pune (Poona) mine in India. Its other known localities are Oregon (USA), Brazil and New Zealand.