Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions (H x W x D)

9.5 x 8 x 10 cm


397 g

Description & Provenance

Brazilianite is a phosphate mineral known for its light-yellow to yellow-green color and propensity for gemmy crystals with good luster and translucence. The average brazilianite specimen is a single, loose crystal, which makes undamaged specimens on matrix (host rock), especially those in clusters, very rare. This is one such example, a dense cluster of lustrous, nicely-sized brazilianite prisms boasting transparency, and a brilliant, chartreuse color. The crystals have well-defined form and varied terminations. Notably, each crystal is pointed in a different direction, allowing one to appreciate their form and diversity. At the forefront is a large primary crystal that stands face-on and upright, anchoring the overall presentation. Despite the difference in their shapes, the crystals are all endowed with the fabulous brilliance for which brazilianite is loved, paired with their translucence, the crystals are effulgent with just a little light. Accents of a white matrix add contrast and punctuate the luster and color of the bright brazilianite. In all, this is an impactful and highly aesthetic example of its kind from a famous locale. It would be an excellent addition to any collection!

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