Miniature, 6.3 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm
Linopolis, Livino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is an even larger TRANSPARENT GEM CRYSTAL of this rare phosphate species! Usually, the larger amblygonites from Brazil are roughly formed, with lots of etching and poor color and gemminess. Like the above smaller specimen, 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. The upper termination is sharp and amazingly well-formed. It displays wonderfully. I saw only these two aberrant specimens at Munich, with a dealer who had brought them in some years ago. Because of its size and volume, the color intensity here is a little deeper than the piece above.