Sao Pedro Mine, Saucui, Malacacheta District, Teofilo Ontoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
This has to be one of the hands-down, most gorgeous examples for the species I have ever seen. It is a stunning full miniature when displayed with a slight tilt back for best view, with several dramatic clusters of vivid neon-yello withgreen crystals arranged upon a knob of matrix. The piece is good from ALL SIDES, and is complete 360 degrees. You could not ask for better in this size range, I think. Although one of the more common radioactives per se on a worldwide basis, this locale is acknowledged to have produced the best of them in terms of style and crystal quality. This is older material, collected in the 1970s or early 1980s, I am told. I have seen only a handful in my 25 years in the business, of quality, turn up for sale.