Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite
Cigana claim (Jocao claim), Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 6.4 x 4.0 cm
Hureaulite is an uncommon phosphate. This fine specimen features a well-placed, wide vug in the V-shaped matrix richly lined with glassy, pastel-pink hureaulite crystals on a quartz-rich matrix from the new find at the Cigana Mine, Brazil. The crystals are gemmy, superb and reach 5 mm. A surprise on the back features a vug lined with dark green rockbridgeite crystals, another uncommon phosphate.