Zanazziite, Eosphorite, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm
This is a superb specimen of a very rare phosphate from a world-famous locality. Zanazziite is a hydrated calcium magnesium iron aluminum beryllium phosphate and some of the crystals of this species are found at this locality. This piece has a scattering of large, semi lustrous, well-formed, translucent, green spheroids of the rare phosphate Zanazziite associated with golden-brown, gemmy crystals of Eosphorite which are sitting on gemmy, crystallized Rose Quartz and white Quartz matrix. This specimen is over 25 years old and is from the ORIGINAL find from the 1970's that was brought to the United States by Richard Kosnar. Ex. Kosnar Collection.