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Aquamarine & Microcline

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Aquamarine & Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Mimoso do Sul Mine, Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.70cm
Description

Absolute fantastic find. Very unusual tapered aquamarine crystals of great, gemmy quality. Beautiful color. Some crystals show curved edges.

As far as I know the Mimoso mine is the only locality where those tapered aquamarine crystals were found and only about 200 specimen are known to exist. This is extremely rare for a wanted species like this.

Some crystals show damage but more than half a dozen are in excellent condition. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aquamarine

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Blue
Streak: 
White

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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