Waylandite ps. After Bismuthinite (rare new find)

Barra do Corda pegmatite, Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
Miniature, 3.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A unique and very rare Brazilian pseudomorph, obtained from rarities dealer Gunnar Farber of Germany. Gunnar has X-rayed the piece to confirm the species. Off-white to gray waylandite microcrystals have partially pseudomorphed a columnar bismuthinite crystal. Waylandite is a rare bismuth, calcium, aluminum, hydroxide, phosphate, silicate. This rarity is from an uncommon Brazilian locale - the Barro do Corda Pegmatite, Juazeiro, Bahia. Certainly not pretty to look at, but not so ugly as you'd expect, either. it is a rare and unique pseudomorph.

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