Miniature, 5.5 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm
Morro da Mina, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A killer miniature with sharp geometric form, composed of several intergrown crystals. The piece is a pure cherry-red color with no brown, and is displayable on both horizontal and vertical axes. As shown horizontally, it is pristine on all ront and side faces, slightly contacted in back, and sits flat on a base termination that I believe is slightly contacted (and not broken). Standing vertical, it is perhaps even more dramatic, though. This kind of miniature, with color and form, would be tens of thousands of dolalrs if from Broken Hill's old finds. Again, I am shocked to see trhdonite in this quality, and "relatively" affordable, from a new find.