Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 18.3 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
An unusually fat crystal for this find, with deep golden-yellow color and a large aquamarine cap atop (just over 1 cm thick and gem clear). This crystal shows unusual etching patterns around its surface which make it rough to the surface, although it certainly appears smooth from a distance. The visual effect is to make the surface more sparkly from the extra minute reflection points.