Brazilianite on Albite
Telirio claim, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm

Nicely perched atop a matrix of white albite is a cluster of glassy and gemmy, light yellow green brazilianite crystals, to 2.3 cm in length. The terminal ends of these crystals are especially gemmy. These are the "new style" of brazilianites found from this locality, trickling out in spurts since the 1990s. Coming from a single large pocket in 2020, this piece has all the qualities of a great brazilianite - super luster, sharp crystals, and contrast to the white albite matrix. This piece masses 45.1 grams.