Eosphorite, Quartz
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
A superb, old-time combination piece of gemmy, golden-brown eosphorite blades totally covering one-half of a water-clear quartz crystal that has a partial overgrowth of frosted quartz. Essentially pristine. This fine and rare combination piece is from 1960s-70s finds at the renowned Lavra da Ilha pegmatite, located on a island in the Jequitinhonha River, Minas Gerais. The pegmatite could only be mined when water levels were low.