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MD-271695
Pezzottaite
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
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A gorgeous, vivid pink, gemmy and euhedral pezzottaite crystal. The crystal has textbook tabular, hexagonal form. Pezzottaite is the very rare cesium analogue of beryl, first discovered in 2002. These caused a lot of excitement when they came out and were at first, called raspberry beryl.