Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Jahnsite, Vivianite
Bendada Quarries, Sabugal, Guarda District, Portugal
Cabinet, 10.0 x 6.4 x 5.4 cm
An attractive specimen by any standard for the species, but ESPECIALLY for such an esoteric phosphate locality as this one! This piece features a curved blet of sharp red hureaulite crystals to about 6mm, associated with other phosphates, all on massive quartz. It was obtained in trade from the collector who told me that he got it several decades ago and it was one of the better such specimens. I certainly haven't seen anything remotely comparable on our market, to compare it to, and so I really tend to trust his comments in that regard. 10 x 6.4 x 5.4 cm