Brazilianite With Muscovite
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
Corrego Frio, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Peter Bancroft
FROM THE ORIGINAL MATERIAL found in the 1940s, this is a SUPER specimen with the best color, best glassy luster, very much transparency and gemminess, and unique aesthetics because of its association with muscovite! This matrix brazilianite is one of the most magnificent examples of its species I have seen for sale recently, especially for the size and price point. It is complete all around, and displays wonderfully as you can see, contacted only on the bottom. The rich, greenish-yellow color, great luster and transparency, and crystal form, are all at the top of the spectrum for this species. Its beauty is completed by a row of muscovite crystals at the edge, along with minor albite. The muscovite averages 1.5 cm and the brazilianite is almost 5.0 cm across. This specimen is obviously from the original find in the 1940