Zanazziite, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 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 hosts several large, sharp, lustrous, well-formed, translucent, olive-green crystal groups of the rare phosphate Zanazziite which are aesthetically sitting on a matrix of crystallized Rose Quartz with minor pale Smoky Quartz on the underside. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.