There are 20 minerals from South America.
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Medium green, transparent emerald crystals to 1 cm sitting in a calcite vug with small scattered groups of golden pyrite crystals.
Location: Muzo Mine, Boyaca, Colombia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 x 5cm
An old timer from the Chia mine. Transparent tabular crystals of goshenite to 2.8 cm intergrown at various angles. Textbook crystals in excellent condition
Location: Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 3.2cm
A light pink,euhedral and complete crystal of the morganite variety of beryl with highly lustrous , well defined faces and glassy transparency sits on a muscovite matrix with minor albite, cookeite and cassiterite. Exceptional miniature from this world reknown locality and a find for those that collect beryls and/or gem crystals!
Location: Urucum Pegmatite, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4 x 2.5cm
A very gemmy, bright yellow brazilianite prism measuring 2 cm sits on a nicely contrasting greyish quartz crystal. Sharp!
Location: Divino do Larend, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7cm
A very gemmy and lustrous, bright green, doubly terminated elbaite prism sits on a larger crystal that’s associated with smaller (also terminated) crystals. Displays beautifully!
Location: Cruzeiro Mine, MG, Brazil
Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A highly unusual elbaite specimen composed of two main compound crystals made up of many pinacoidal crystals with a fibrous nature, in parallel growth. The color is a dark greenish grey and the luster is very good. As you will notice one of the main crystals grew against the matrix, creating a flat, hindered termination.
Location: Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 2.5cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A very gemmy, terminated and lustrous crystal of elbaite with color ranging from a light blue body that turns into light pink and then finishes with a red cap. This wonderful elbaite is the host for a doubly terminated herderite crystal that is partly coated with albite.There is also a smaller herderite crystal on the surface of the elbaite. Choice miniature!
Location: Pederneira Mine, Minas gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.8 x 1.3cm
Root beer colored, doubly terminated, lustrous, hexagonal prisms of fluorapatite on a matrix of microcline with minor muscovite. Very sharp crystals from the find of the mid nineties.
Location: Lavra do Joe Pinto, Governador Valladares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 6.2 x 6 x 5.5cm