Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Xanda Mine, Virgem de Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil (october of 1978)
This is one of the great crystals from the first and best find of purple herderites at Xanda mine in october of 1978, as shown in the Bancroft bookGem & Crystal Treasures. It has GLASSY luster on all sides, is pristine, and is perfectly and 3-dimensionally formed. It is very transparent! Moreover, the color is INTENSE purple, not the usual pale lavender hue.