Ipe mine, Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.0 x 3.6 cm
This is an exceptionally rich specimen for the species, a solid plate literally composed of hundreds of intergrown, sharp, octahedral microlite crystals! I had not before seen such a large specimen of this Brazilian material in good shape. It is colorful and sparkly, as a bonus to the rarity. Old material. Joe Budd photos.