Florencite-(Ce), Uvite, Magnesite
Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Cabinet, 14.4 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm
Florencite-(Ce) is a very rare, rare-earth, cerium-rich phosphate. This impressive cabinet combination specimen is covered with very glassy and lustrous, colorless magnesite rhombs to 2.5 cm. The highlight of this specimen, though, are the three, sharp, euhedral, straw-yellow florencite-(Ce) crystals to 5 mm clustered on the left side of the piece and the single, isolated crystal in the top, center. The rich sprinkling of gemmy, dark cherry-red uvite crystals to 8 mm is a serious bonus.