A super well formed Variscite from an area of Brazil we see very few minerals from, Matto Grosso, Better known for well crystalized Gold, this province has occasionally produced some impressive small spheres of Variscite. This has top color is gemmy clear and perfect, perched on a large quartz matrix. This can be trimmed of course (we can do so if requested) but as is the matrix shows well the context and setting of this remarkable Phosphate.
Variscite- pure gem nodule
Utahlite Hill, Lucin, Lucin Sistrict, Pilot Range, Box Elder County
11.4 x 8.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
A big polished half nodule of very choice gem grade Variscite with top grade color. Some patterns showing faintly but overall a strong and even color. 328 grams nearly all gem grade with just a thin skin on the exterior, super rich. This is an old piece from the less well known Utahlite Hill that had a more pure Variscite than the better known Clay Canyon locale.
Variscite with Wardite crystals etc.
Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield
5.8 x 4 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
pre Tucson 2015 update
An unpolished Variscite etc. nodule showing many of the associated species (Crandellite etc) and having a fine vug of blue green Wardite in distinct crystals. Often Wardite from the Fairfield area is white or grey, this is a much more attractive color and the crystals are very sharp, clear and much better than typical.