Miniature, 3.25 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Brazil

The world's finest specimens of hydroxlherderite (by general concord and agreement) were found in the Xanda Mine in one famous 1969 pocket of purple Hydroxylherderites (see Bancroft's famous book Gem & Crystal Treasures). Here, we have this very choice miniature-sized specimen which is a rare cluster! The crystals have a light lavender color and excellent luster, characteristic of this unique find. This miniature is a superb example from that find. It features a twinned, lustrous and translucent, lilac colored twin crystal 2.5 cm in length. A competition quality hydroxlherderite like this is exceptionally rare on today's market and almost never seen for sale. I buy them when they turn up.

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