Calcite (Fluorescent) Included By Chlorite
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

A floater starburst of crystals! Outstanding three-dimensional cluster of the famous Calcites from Rio Grande do Sul. The stepped scalenohedrons radiate in all directions, and are coated by fine Chlorite. The longest crystal is 2.1 cm, and the Calcites glow with a brilliant orange fluorescence. This miniature has wonderful aesthetics, and it looks like it could have been plucked off of a coral reef. Although Irai calcites are common, of course, pieces like THIS are not common at all.