Miniature, 4.2 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

This is a relatively large, robust, significant cluster of euclase from the famous pegmatites here. The euclase from this locality are known for their vertical blue "stripes," and the robust fat nature of the crystals. They are quite distinct. This crystal is undamaged and pristine on the front and display faces, complete except for some contacting at base and back. Euclase means "perfect cleavage" and sadly, this piece did in fact cleave down the vertical middle at some point in its history (maybe even at the mining or in shipment to me from Brazil) - but the fit is lock-tight and it actually clicked together and held without the need of glue. Nevertheless, I have added a few drops of superglue to repair it stably, and the piece now is repaired - although invisibly so. You would be hard pressed to spot it because again, the cleavage and join are both perfect, without any chips missing. And, in consideration, the price is now reduced to what I myself paid for it in Brazil, although it displays dramatically and looks like it is worth easily quite a bit more. It comes from the private collection of a gem trade dealer I know in Brazil, who sold a few things recently. I have had many smaller examples of euclase from Equador, but this is the largest by quite a bit. Joe Budd photos