Zanazziite, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
Zanazziite is a Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Beryllium Phosphate. This piece hosts a well-formed, translucent, olive-green crystal group of the rare phosphate Zanazziite which is aesthetically sitting on a matrix of sharp, lustrous, translucent crystallized Rose Quartz. This specimen is over 30 years old and is from the original find from the 1970's. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.