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Mineral Specimen #5890    Woodhousite, Chromian Uvite Tourmaline, Topaz, Magnesite

Bomba Pit, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

4.2 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


This specimen has an unusual assemblage of minerals. Of note is a small, tan colored, pseudoubic Woodhousite crystal. This is the only known location in Brazil for this species. There is also a small, well formed, pale colored, transparent Topaz crystal, red colored Chromian Uvite crystals. THe Magnesite crystals have a light pink tint due to micro inclusions of Uvite.The Magnesite and Uvite both have a high luster giving the specimen a sparkly appearance.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: The center of the Uvite cluster is damaged and on the adjacent side of the specimen, the Magnesite crystals are damaged.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Tourmaline | Carbonates | Topaz | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars