Eosphorite, Quartz, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm
A DRAMATIC and SHOWY milky quartz crystal with two sprays of lustrous, brown eosphorite blades elegantly attached to a termination face of the quartz crystal. Tiny, smaller esophorite crystals totally coat several of the quartz crystal faces and ROSE QUARTZ randomly encrusts the milky quartz crystal. This one-time early 1970s Brazilian find is discussed in Bancrofts Gem & Crystal Treasures book. The pegmatite deposit is on an island in the middle of a major Minas Gerais river and can only be worked for about 4 months a year. Annual flooding prevents mining the rest of the year! None like this have been found in over 20 years. A very desirable specimen. 7.0 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm