Uvite, Magnesite
Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm
Red uvites are rarer than the greens, and here are two wonderful crystals perched on a contrasting matrix of stark white magnesite (the classic combo from here). The crystals measure just under one centimeter. They show BRILLIANT luster, razor-sharp form and fine transparency. This is a rare find, as uvite is commonly green.