Uvite, Svanbergite
Pomba pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm
Brilliant green uvite crystals to 5 mm sit, sparkling, on a sparkling matrix of crystallized magnesite. The underlying matrix is either massive magnesite or dolomite. The intensity of the little jewel-like uvites, and their contrast to the matrix, is striking. A single sharp 4 mm svanbergite (beige-colored) is also present.