Mineral Specimen #5444 Moraesite, Leucophosphite, Eosphorite on Zanazziite, Beryllonite, Montebrasite
Fazenda Pomarolli, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Ex. Luis Menezes
This specimen contains an assemblage of at least 6 phosphate species, some quite rare. The Moreasite is present as the white, fibrous crystals. The Leucophosphite is present as small, spherical aggregates which are in color shades of yellow. The Zanazziite is a dark green to brown color. The Eosphorite is a bit hard to distinguish. The Beryllonite is present as tabular crystals below these species and lays upon a large Montebrasite crystal. Note: the Beryllonite appears in places to have pseudomorphed to a fibrous material which may be the Eosphorite. There is additionally black dendrites on the surface of the Montebrasite which may be another unidentified phosphate or manganese oxides.
Condition: Very Good
Flaws: On one side of the specimen, the Montrebrasite is cleaved.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars