Stokesite With Stannomicrolite on Albite
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Dr. Mark Feinglos
ex. Dr. Mark Feinglos Collection An excellent example of both of these species from an important find brought to market by Carlos Barbosa before he passed away, in the late 1990s. I recall when these came out, it was almost impossible to find even a single specimen with both the Stokesite (the sharp white crystals) and the stannomicrolite (brown crystal) on the same specimen - let alone in close proximity. This is an aesthetic representation of both species, in unusual association, on a well trimmed matrix of bladed albite so it displays nicely. Both crystals are of unusually good size for the find, as well.