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Mineral Specimen #6733    Uralolite, Zanazziite, Eosphorite, Albite, Lepidolite

Ponte do Piaui claim, Piaui valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.4 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm
1.7 x 1.7 x 1.4 in


Ex. Luiz Menezes

Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3·5H2O, Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O

The Uralolite is present as white, fibrous, matted crystals which are most readily visible in one area depicted in the first four photos. There is more of the mineral present scattered around the specimen and can best be observed under SW UV where it fluoresce bright green (see last photo). Much of the specimen is covered with brown colored Zanazziite crystals. In places, there are bladed Eosphorite crystals present amongst the Zanazziite. Underlying the Zanazziite, is white colored Albite crystals as well as lilac colored Lepidolite.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There is a little bruising on the edges of the Zanazziite in places.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Phyllosilicates | Tectosilicates | Rare Minerals | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars