Miniature, 4.3 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm
Linopolis, Livino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is a TRANSPARENT GEM CRYSTAL of this rare phosphate species! Usually, the larger amblygonites from Brazil are roughly formed, with lots of etching an dpoor color and gemminess. This is an exceptional example, of good size, that could fit in any display collection. I have seen only a small handful of such quality. This one is complete all around, 360-degrees, save for one small ding on a minor right edge and a bit of contacting to matrix on the left edge. The upper termination is sharp and amazingly well-formed. It displays wonderfully. This one has slightly more smooth and lustrous surfaces than the piece below.