Zanazziite, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Dr. Frederick Pough
A GORGEOUS, curved tiara of glassy, transparent rose quartz crystals of excellent color and crowned by lustrous, green microcrystals of the rare beryllium phosphate zanazziite. This super combination piece probably dates from the 1960s or 70s. See the 1973 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 4, No. 3. Ex Fred Pough Collection. 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm