Variscite (Var: Ferrian Variscite)
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Boa Vista pegmatite, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Variscite is RARE in pegmatite deposits. It is usually found deposited from phosphatic waters reacting with aluminous rocks at surface or near-surface conditions (low temperature). This uncommon and showy iron rich (ferrian) variscite specimen from the Boa Vista pegmatite of Minas Gerais features sparkly, cherry-red variscite microcrystals richly scattered in a very starkly contrasting snow-white matrix.