Eosphorite on Rose Quartz, on Quartz
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
This is a classic example of the fairly rare phosphate, eosphorite, with unusually individualized crystal rising from crystallized rose quartz which is itself draped over a matrix of crystallized clear quartz. This combination from Brazil came out at the heyday for this locality more than 25 years ago - none of this type have been found since and they remain a highly desirable classic. The light brown eosphorite crystals, to 1.5 cm, are sprinkled liberally over the top of the specimen and stand starkly - most such specimens have much less relief to them. In addition, I really like the color contrasts. Note that the piece can be displayed vertically, as well.