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Mineral Specimen #6872    Ancylite-(Ce), Chlorite, Pyrite, Calcite, Ilmenite

Prefeitura quarry, Pocos de Caldas, Pocos de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil

3.8 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
1.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 in


Ex. Luiz Menezes


There are a number of small, dark reddish colored Ancylite crystals scattered across the surface of this specimen. There is more Ancylite present on the broken surfaces where it is a dark orange color. Also present are dark blue, platy crystals of Chlorite with a high luster, massive dark gray Ilmenite and a group of beige colored Calcite crystals partially coated with very small, golden Pyrite crystals.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: In reference to the first picture, the Calcite is bruised on the left side and there is a broken surface at the top.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Carbonates | Phyllosilicates | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Oxides and Hydroxides | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars