Xenotime-(Y), Rutile
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Xenotime is an uncommon yttrium phosphate. This classic, for the species and locality, crystal has high luster, rich chocolate-brown color and textbook tetragonal form with a steep, pyramidal termination. The crystal is moderately translucent and as a final accent, there are inclusions of flashy, golden rutile needles. Excellent material from a find of about 2004.