Landesite and Reddingite with Triphylite
Jacao mine, Galilea, Conseheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm
Ex. Gunnar Farber
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Iron and manganese phosphate minerals aren't uncommon, even in certain pegmatites. Landesite; however, is a rare hydrated iron manganese phosphate initially found in pegmatite at Poland, Maine and this piece is from a relatively new find at the Jacao pegmatite in Brazil (2014). This is an exceptional small cabinet specimen with vugs in altered triphylite displaying a dense coverage of lustrous, brown, 1-2mm landesite crystals associated with pink reddingite crystals to 2mm and some vivianite on the back of the specimen. Gunnar Farber label.