Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.1 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm
An unusually robust crystal for this find (in thickness/height), with deep golden-yellow color and a large aquamarine cap atop (just over 1 cm thick and gem clear). This crystal shows unusual internal growth patterns although it certainly appears and feels smooth except for a few minor contact points (being simply grooves where crystals attached to it in the pocket, not damage). Like others from this find, it has an unusual zone of pale aquamarine atop, of about 1 cm depth -but the termination here is particularly fine in form and luster