Titanite (twinned)
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.7 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Bruno and Rolando Gioia
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This is a doubly-terminated, twinned, lustrous, translucent, greenish-yellow Titanite crystal from the famed locality at Capelinha, Brazil that has produced some of the best Titanite crystals in the world and competes with the finds in the Tormiq Valley in Pakistan. It's an outstanding floater consisting of one, complex single twinned crystal interpenetrating another - a twin of twins! Both components of this relatively large, partly gemmy, lustrous Titanite are twinned. The notched twinning is very evident when viewed face-on in the thin dimension. The crystal exhibits the unmistakable green color for the species and the terminations of the crystal components are very gemmy, especially the shared end from which a decent sized and gorgeous stone could be cut, but of course we wouldn't recommend it! Although it has a few small dings, it is nevertheless an impressive miniature for the species. 18.9 grams.