Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.6 cm
An extremely rare and unusually AFFORDABLE matrix specimen of the new red beryl species Pezzottaite, named after Federico Pezzotta for his love of pegmatite minerals and work on bringing this amazing deposit to light. The piece features two bubbly, maroon-colored crystals each measuring 8 mm across, perched nicely on contrasting white cleavelandite matrix. It is a bit better in person, I think. This specimen was exchanged from Dr. Pezzotta.6 x 4 x 2.6 cm