Florencite-(Ce), Quartz, Magnesite
Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.8 x 5.0 cm
Florencite-(Ce) is a very rare, rare-earth, cerium-rich phosphate. This fine combination specimen features a mounded magnesite crystal matrix dominated by the 2.8 x 2.4 cm magnesite rhomb on the upper right and complimented by the 4.2 cm quartz crystal on the left. The highlight of this specimen, though, are the isolated to clustered, euhedral, straw-yellow florencite-(Ce) crystals to 6 mm on the lower front center and left of the piece.