Toenail, 3.1 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A STRIKING mini of gemmy brazilianite, remarkable in many ways. The compound crystal here is complete all around and doubly-terminated. It has glassy luster, super transparency, and bright lemony-green color. As you can see, the overall form is quite aesthetic and sculptural, as it sits up perfectly on the associated albite. From the original finds here in the 1940s and 50s!