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Hureaulite & Correianevesite (RARE - Type Locality) Kay Robertson Coll. viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
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Jocao pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.4 x 4.7 x 2.0 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:This extinct granite pegmatite is well-known for producing numerous high quality phosphate speciesmens from the mid-1990s into the 2000s. Clusters of lustrous, translucent salmon-pink Hureaulite crystals richly and attractively cover both sides of the flattened vug in massive quartz matrix. Tiny, lustrous, translucent, greenish-yellow crystals of Correianevesite are noted in the lower right of the plate. These were originally described as Reddingite crystals, another phosphate. All the "reddingites" from here are correianevesites (see and Correianevesite is an ultra-rare phosphate approved in 2007 and the Jocao pegmatite is the Type Locality. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 12547 and acquired from well-known Brazilian dealer and mining engineer, Luis Menezes at Tucson. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

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