Dolomite, Magnesite, Quartz
Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.0 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
A fascinating and fine cabinet specimen from a new find at Brumado, Brazil. Two gemmy and lustrous, twinned, amber dolomite crystals to 1.9 cm are perched on the side of two, parallel-growth, water-clear quartz crystals. One side of the quartz is preferentially coated with brick-red hematite and is studded with sparkly magnesite microcrystals. The two quartz crystal terminations are distinctly different. One is sharply pyramidal, while the other is contacted and is coated with magnesite crystals.