- Brazilianite, Muscovite, Albite
- Miniature, 5.0 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm
- Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Ex. Irv Brown
This specimen features a 1-inch, extremnely bright, glassy, gemmy brazilianite crystal perched perfectly on a very sculptural combination of muscovite and white feldspar. I nperson, the crystal is both brighter and gemmier. You just could not ask for a more aesthetic and showy miniature matrix brazilianite, I think! This is the classic form and style of the old, original brazilianites found in the 1940s, but so FEW of them were on good matrix, and even fewer are now available to today's collectors. Obtained recently in a trade, this is a choice miniature from the Irv Brown collection which he trimmed down from a larger specimen himself. It has not previously been on the market.