Zanazziite on Rose Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

Lavra da Ilha (an island in the middle of the Jequitinhonha River), Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil (type locality)
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 05/14/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is a superb specimen of a rare phosphate from a world-famous locality. Zanazziite is a Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Beryllium Phosphate. This piece hosts a relatively large (3 mm), sharp, lustrous, well-formed, translucent, olive-green crystal group of the rare phosphate Zanazziite which is aesthetically sitting on a matrix of crystallized Rose Quartz. The aesthetics and mere size of the Zanazziite on this specimen make it a great treasure. This specimen is over 30 years old and is from the ORIGINAL find from the 1970's!

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