Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite
Cigana claim (Jocao claim), Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
Hureaulite and rockbridgeite are uncommon phosphates. This fine, 3-dimensional specimen is solidly covered with glassy, pastel-pink hureaulite crystals on a matrix of massive hureaulite from a recent find at the Jocao Mine, Brazil. The crystals are gemmy, superb and reach 5 mm. A large pod of layered, lustrous, dark geen to gray to black rockbridgeite is a complimentary stark contrast. Ex. Wesley Stark Collection. A good piece from finds of the 1990s.