Brazilianite (type locality find)
Corrego Frio, near Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm

A classic old time brazilianite, with the special unique yellow-greenish color that is simply impossible to photo or describe well, without seeing in person. These top examples of their species came out in the 1940s, only, and never again. It is more GEMMY in person. The pics are good, but the true quality of the crystal's form must be seen in person to be appreciated. Still the best, 70-plus years later!