Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm
Gorgeous, pale yellow crystals of milarite to 1.6 cm are really well-displayed on this miniature matrix. It is most unusual to get specimens with such a rich association - usually the milarites were found spaced out much more infrequently for the surface area. These are about 20 years old, and none of quality have been found since the mid-1980s to my knowledge. I think this is just a superb miniature for both the significance of the species, AND the richness and aesthetics of the piece itself. The crystals are also of large size for both the locality and for the species, surpassed only by a few freakish specimens from the Alps perhaps.