Sakavalana Mine, near Ambatovita, south of the village of Mandrosonoro, Madagascar
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm
Ex. Irv Brown
This is a lovely, rich pink, translucent to transparent, well formed, lustrous, tabular, crystal of beryl. This is the newly discovered and named Pezzottaite, or cesium-rich beryl species. I bought this from the very first finds, before they were even identified as a new species in 2002, and sold it to Irv at that time. Today, they are obviously much more expensive but beyond that, good symmetric crystals are hard to find.