Mendes Pimentel, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.0 cm
This is a very unusual cluster of intergrown crystals from a locality that mostly has produced only single loose crystals, from what I have seen for sale. There is minor damage on the back, as well as on some of the tips of the elongated thin blades, but it does not affect the overall appeal of the specimen or its major crystal at all. The luster is very good and it shows the excellent striations to good effect, as well as an unusually rich and lustrous reddish-orange color. This is a very attractive piece whereas most of these old eosphorites are rather brown and dull! 3.2 x 3.2 x 1 cm