Brazilian minerals I

A012-005 - Rose Quartz

Location: Ilha Claim, Taquaral, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4,8 x 7,5 x 3,8cm
Weight: 136g

Rare crystals of Rose Quartz on Smoky Quartz. The stepped faces are well defined, the longest crystals measure 2,5cm and show a deep pink color. Specimen shows excellent color.

Price: SOLD

A012-002 - Aquamarine

Location: Marambaia, Carai, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 0,9 x 5,0 x 0,7cm
Weight: 8g

Excellent gem crystal from a famous locality. Well modified terminations and a deep blue color are the characteristics of this single Aquamarine. The Marambaia pegmatites were some of the most productive areas for gemstones in Brazil.

Price: € 590

A012-003 - Siderite

Location: Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7,5 x 4,0 x 3,3cm
Weight: 124g

Morro Velho gold mine is famous for some of the worlds best Siderites. Here you see a combination of lustrous, greenish-yellow blades of Siderite and colorless, translucent Dolomite. In addition, there are several tiny Pyrrhotite crystals perched on the edges. Morro Velho Mine is operating since 1725 and still producing Gold, Silver and Arsenic. Nearly 3000 employees are permanent working for the company.

Price: SOLD

A012-004 - Euclase

Location: Equador, Borborema Mineral Province, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Size: 1,7 x 1,2 x 0,8cm
Weight: 2g

Small cluster of colorless Euclase with vertical, deep-blue line in the center. The pegmatite is worked for Tantalum, and well known for these unusual Euclases for a long time.

Price: SOLD

A012-008 - Eosphorite

Location: Ilha Claim, Taquaral, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 1,7 x 4,0 x 1,0cm
Weight: 4g

Spray of golden-brown Eosphorite on Quartz. The crystals are very sharp and well terminated. In addition there are numerous spherical aggregates of Zanazziite visible, the Ilha claim is type locality for this mineral.

Price: SOLD

A012-010 - Beryl

Location: Governador Valadares, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4,7 x 4,7 x 2,8cm
Weight: 134g

Old-timer Beryl from Brazil. A thick crystal, exhibiting a yellowish-green color with perfect modified termination.

Price: € 1750

A012-009 - Phenakite

Location: Pica Pau, Marambainha, Carai, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3,7 x 2,3 x 2,4cm
Weight: 30g

Significant Phenakite from the Marambainha deposit, a real classic for the species. A transparent, thick crystal, showing multiple faces. Beside a rehealed face on the back side and a contact at the bottom in perfect condition. Find from the 1960s.

Price: SOLD

A012-001 - Aquamarine

Location: Pedra Azul, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4,3 x 5,7 x 2,5cm
Weight: 82g

Beautiful, highly etched Aquamarine. Looking like an "ice sculpture", the crystal shows a light blue color and no contact all arround. These Aquas grew in Kaolinite filled pockets as floaters. A classic for the locality.

Price: € 480

A012-007 - Rose Quartz

Location: Ilha Claim, Taquaral, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4,0 x 3,3 x 1,5cm
Weight: 26g

Striking Rose Quartz miniature. A cluster of radial, well formed, intense pink crystals. Transparency and luster are great! "Lavra da Ilha" is located on an island in the middle of Jequitinhonha River and was only mined, when water level was deep enough.

Price: SOLD

A012-006 - Chrysoberyl

Location: Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Size: 1,5 x 1,3 x 0,9cm
Weight: 4g

Brazilian Chrysoberyl with multiple faces. The hexagonal shaped crystal has a green-yellow color, very good transparency and perfect luster. Small contact at the bottom.

Price: SOLD

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