Brazilianite on Albite
Cabinet, 14.0 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Robert Nowakowski
This is one of the most beautiful, rich, and striking of the more recent Brazilianite finds from the late 1990s (as opposed to older material found in the 1940s at another locale); and it features several very significant crystals of 6 and 7 cm in size. It is extremely colorful, bright, and lustrous. The color is particularly intense for this find, where many were more yellowy-green than green-yellow, and where many lacked good luster. The display face is pristine, and those crystals have wonderful chisel-shaped, 3-dimensional terminations. Although many brazilianites have been found here, in numerous finds over recent years, large plates in such good quality are still uncommonly seen. Truly fine examples from the find have escalated in value and increased in rarity on the market. Comes with custom base.