Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.2 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
This is a superb specimen of a rare phosphate from a world-famous locality. Zanazziite is a Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Beryllium Phosphate. This piece has several large, sharp, lustrous, well-formed, translucent, yellowish-green crystal groups of the rare phosphate Zanazziite which are aesthetically sitting on a matrix of crystallized Quartz and associated with several golden-brown crystals of Eosphorite. The aesthetics and mere size of the Zanazziite crystals on this specimen make it a great treasure. This specimen is over 25 years old and is from the ORIGINAL find from the 1970's!! 4.2 x 1.8 x 1.8cm