Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme Dist., Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
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Pezzottaite is one of the rarest of the rares of the beautiful pegmatite gem species and this is a very sharp, translucent pink miniature of this rare cesium member of the Beryl Group...surprisingly from Burma! I had not even known about the discovery until told about it when we purchased the Bill Larson Burma collection. He had some samples, and it turns out they are legit. It originates from a single, circa-2001 pocket and was later confirmed to be Pezzottaite by Federico Pezzotta himself, by X Ray analysis. Larson kept this one, the best of his lot, for his Burma collection and it was a lucky find of a pocket most people still do not know even existed. It is a stunning pair of near-perfect, tabular, hexagonal crystals that honestly more resemble pink Apatites. They have a good, saturated, pale pink color in the body of the crystals with a distinct, darker pink, 3 mm layer right at the flat, pinacoid termination. The composition of the pair is just ideal and shows off both crystals very well. The larger crystal measures 2.9 cm in maximum dimension and the smaller one 2.1 cm. The group not only displays a sublime pink color and subtle translucency, but also exhibits a captivating pearly luster. This represents one of the finest examples of this rare species from Burma,and is why Bill Larson kept it in his collection! After 2003, only a small amount of Pezzottaite trickled out and nothing has been found here in nearly 2 decades now. This is not only a rarity, but a beautiful rarity with excellent provenance to the origin.