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Eosphorite on Rose Quartz
stock #20.1-326
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.7 x 4.6 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $380

Dense clusters of golden- brown Eosphorite needle crystals on contrasting Rose Quartz. The Eosphorite is transparent and very lustrous. The condition is excellent which is impressive for these slender, delicate crystals. The Rose Quartz is also well crystalized, the largest prism is over 1 CM though most are smaller. An excellent example of the specie which is also attractive and undamaged.
Elbaite - pink core Indicolite
stock #13.1-273
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $490

A glassy, transparent single crystal of Elbaite from the famed Santa Rosa Mine. The red core of the crystal is slightly offset with a slight yellow halo that is surrounded by blue to greenish blue zones. When viewed through the termination a perfect watermelon zoning is seen. Minor edge chips are noted but they are quite small and can be minimized by display angle. This is choice gem grade with a nice color intensity best appreciated in person. 10.5 grams, this is priced below gem rough value.
Brazilianite - older find
stock #8-FE-715
Corrego Frio Mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $380

An older specimen of Brazilianite with the blocky habit crystals. There is no matrix, this is pure Brazilianite (25.7 grams) translucent to transparent with very glassy luster on the crystal faces. The back and some edges are contacted but there is no damage per se.
Scapolite var. Marialite
stock #20.1-306-(LW1031)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.2 x .7 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130

An etched, gemmy elongated crystal of Marialite (an end member of the Scapolite family). This is in fine condition overall, the termination is complete and this is almost colorless but has a hint of yellow hue under some light sources. Well-etched striations with a distinctive silky luster, this thumbnail was in the Larry White collection, obtained from Luiz Menezes in 1995.
Schorl with Cleavelandite
stock #20.1-299-(LW1122)
Urucum Mine, Galileia
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80

A "candelabra" style specimen of slender Tourmalines in a pretty arrangement offset by well-crystallized Cleavelandite. This will fit in a thumbnail box (barely) and has very nice contrast. Originally labeled as an Elbaite, but on close study it is a Schorl. Ex Larry White collection he obtained it from the Brauns in 1975. I do not see many attractive Schorl of this sort and never in thumbnail size. While not a rare specie it is surprisingly rare to see in thumbnail collections.
Kyanite on Quartz
stock #20.1-295
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
12.5 x 7.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200

Terminated and gemmy, bright blue Kyanite crystals are well exposed on a Quartz matrix. The Kyanites are transparent and most have a deeper blue "racing stripe" down the center of the flat blades. Many of the crystals are doubly terminated and reach 10 CM long. Kyanite is a fairly common mineral but it is certainly not common in such an esthetic, delicate array. Exceptional color and quality, it is hard to capture the luster of the crystals in photographs. When this is backlit the intense blue color is incredible.
Elbaite - gem-clear Indicolite
stock #20.1-294
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.6 x .7 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150

Deep blue transparent Indicolite crystal with a contrasting termination. An older specimen (1960's) this has a subtle zoning but is mostly a consistent blue color. In choice condition, this is an attractive thumbnail with complete termination and glassy luster.
Herderite - Hydroxylherderite
stock #19.1-341
Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 2.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $220

An older specimen originally labelled as "Herderite" but without analysis it is more likely to be Hydroxylherderite. Either way this is a nicely crystalized Herderite series piece with 3 main crystals in a cluster, the largest being 2.6 CM. The crystals have glassy exteriors, are translucent and with strong backlighting show zoning with a darker orange core and lighter yellow exterior. Some minor contacts but no damage or bruises. Some thin cracks are seen in a few crystal faces these appear to be partly recrystallized under d magnification. There are no repairs, the specimen is solid and stable.
87 specimens listed
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