Zanazziite, Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm
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 Zanazziite which are aesthetically sitting on a matrix of crystallized Rose Quartz and white Quartz. The largest Zanazziite aggregate measures 3 mm across. This specimen is over 30 years old and is from the original find from the 1970's. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.