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MD-240136
Pezzottaite
Thumbnail, 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
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Pezzottaite is the very rare cesium analogue of beryl, first discovered in 2002. This sharp, gemmy and lustrous, vivid pink crystal has textbook tabular, hexagonal crystal form. These caused a lot of excitement when they came out and were at first, called raspberry beryl. A very highly desired and rare gem species. No more has been found since 2005 so far as I know.