Xenotime on Quartz
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.3 x 1.4 cm
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Terminating convergence results in this striking xenotime-(Y) and quartz miniature. The termination of a well-formed, 2.7cm, dark amber, tapered, tetragonal prism of xenotime-(Y) intersects with the complimentary termination of an attractive, very pale smoky quartz crystal producing a unique, well-composed piece from Novo Horizonte, Brazil. Both crystals are in excellent condition. Matrix xenotimes from this locality are the exception compared to the myriad of single crystals out there that are generally of low quality. ex. Paul Stahl collection, from the early 2000's.