There are 19 minerals from South America.
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A group of highly lustrous, very deep olive green (nearly black) prisms of schorl with a water clear quartz crystal and silvery muscovite crystals. Very aesthetic miniature! You can really see the unique color when light hits it.
Location: Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.8cm
A single crystal ( 2 MM) and a group (5 MM) of crystals, of the rare tin calcium silicate stokesite, sit on an attractive floater spessartine crystal. Sharp!
Location: Urucum Pegmatite, Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4 x 2.3 x .5cm
A magnificent, bi colored single crystal of gemmy topaz with excellent luster, a super termination and esxceptional form. The color ranges from sherry to orange. Choice!
Location: Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.6 x 1.1 x .9cm
A single, very lustrous and gemmy crystal of topaz with an orange to sherry color that this locality is known for. It has been repaired, which is common with the larger crystals sometimes. The termination and form are textbook, the luster is great and the color is fabulous.
Location: Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.4cm
Elongated (not the typical tabular crystals) reddish lustrous prisms of uvite to 1.2 cm on a pinkish matrix of magnesite crystals. Very pretty!
Location: Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.8 x 3 x 2cm
Super bypiramidal tan crystals of wardite to 9 MM associated with a fan of esophorite crystals and 2 MM groups of zanazziite crystals ( a very rare calcium iron magnesium berylium phosphate), all on a matrix of large deep rose quartz crystals that are sprinkled by a secondary druse of quartz. A spectacular old timer from Taquaral.
Location: Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.6 x 6.2cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A very sharp TN specimen of the rare yttrium phosphate xenotime, with excellent luster and a pleasing medium brown color. What makes this TN even even rarer is the fact that we have two crystals in parallel growth (don’t think it’s a twin) which is very unique since most of the time the crystals occur as singles. Super TN!
Location: Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.2 x .7cm