Florencite-(Ce), Magnesite
Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.4 x 4.0 cm
Florencite-(Ce) is a rare rare-earth, cerium-rich phosphate. This incredibly rich and fine specimen is peppered with sharp, euhedral, straw-yellow florencite-(Ce) crystals to 5 mm on a very 3-dimensional, layered and vuggy matrix of two generations of very glassy and lustrous, colorless magnesite rhombs. The largest magnesite rhomb is 2.3 cm across and portions of the magnesite matrix have a very pleasing pink color to it.