- Correianevesite with Hureaulite
- Jocao claim, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
- Ex. Alex Schauss
This is a rare and aesthetic combination of olive-green prismatic stacked crystals of this phosphate, with a vitreous luster, accented by contrasting hureaulite atop. Tiny, lustrous, translucent, honey-yellow crystals of correianevesite form a stalactite like, rich growth of this rare species. These were originally described as reddingite crystals, another phosphate. Probably most of the "reddingites" from here are correianevesites (see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-25-290977.html and https://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-444429.html). Correianevesite is an ultra-rare phosphate approved in 2007 and the Jocao pegmatite is the Type Locality. This mined-out and interesting granite pegmatite is well-known for producing numerous high quality phosphate specimens from the mid-1990s into the 2000s.