Miniature, 4.0 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
Corrego do Urucum, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Stokesite is an uncommon hydrated, calcium, tin bearing silicate, usually quite ugly in nature. The world's best crystals came out in the late 1990s from a few small finds, from which this came. At the time, this was considered one of the finer miniatures of the find for its completeness, quality, and double-ball appearance that made it such a nice display-quality miniature for geometry and form as well as for species. Ex. Steve Neely collection (he collected miniatures for a few years in the late 1990s/early 2000s after selling his first collection, and before going back to cabinet pieces for a third collection after selling this miniatures suite). Outstanding for species and display, it is an exceptional display-worthy rarity.
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