Andalusite (Var: Viridine)
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
Recruta Farm, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
An attractive and colorful example of this very rare and interesting green andalusite species, with the color due to manganese (why it makes it green instead of red, I do not know!). This specimen is, I am told, very good for what it is and was long in the possession of Fred Pough, who brought it up from Brazil in the 60's. It came out of his collection with a hastily handwritten label, in a recent trade a friend of mine did with him. 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm