J14-44
Xenotime With Rutile
$4,500.00
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Novo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This is a large, well-formed crystal of the rare earth yittrium phosphate, xenotime. The crystal exhibits superb luster along with minor translucence. The color is a rich, dark, golden brown with shimmering iridescence due in part to subsurface inclusions of rutile. The crystal is huge and robust for this locality and style. It is from a small find of the early 2000's and was formerly in the noted collection of rarities specialist Paul Stahl of Mannheim.

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