Beryl (Var: Morganite), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Urucum mine (Tim mine; Corrego do Urucum pegmatite), Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
A really showy, competition-quality miniature of Brazilian morganite from old 1970s finds, showcasing a 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm crystal perched atop contrasting white matrix. This is an exceptional piece for the size! Most specimens from this mine were large, and its actually very hard to get a good one for the miniatures collector (or for somebody who doesn't want or need to pay the five figures cost of getting one of the large ones - and those mostly not as complete as this anyhow). The crystal is complete even on the backside, and has unusually good transparency particularly through the middle. It is better in person! 5.6 x 6 x 3.5 cm