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)
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 06/04/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:15:00 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 well-formed, translucent, olive-green crystal group of the rare phosphate Zanazziite which is aesthetically sitting on a matrix of sharp, lustrous, translucent crystallized Rose Quartz with. The quality of the Rose Quartz combined with the mere size of the Zanazziite crystals 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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