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RM2941   Elbaite and clevelandite

Lavra da Pederneira, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prismatic crystal of elbaite, with an intense green color, which shows a lighter green color on the upper flat face of the pinacoid when light passes through it. It is accompanied by clevelandite crystals. It comes from the Trigo collection.


Size: 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 1.5 cm.

Col. Trigo (Mataró, Catalunya)
 

RM2940   Elbaite

Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elbaite specimen of very good size and thickness, showing us the prisms with vertical striations and well-defined terminal faces. Highlights the brightness and a more intense green color at the top and lighter at the base. A gem from Minas Gerais. It belongs from the Trigo collection.


Size: 4.9 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Trigo (Mataró, Catalunya)
Price: 140 €Buy
 

RM2825   Columbite-(Fe), columbite-tantalite series

São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Floater crystal of columbite-(Fe), with a huge size for the species. We can observe numerous facets, some with striations, with brilliance. The specimen indicates "repaired" since a part (see photo) has been repositioned in its place, without affecting the quality. It is accompanied by minor lepidolite. Columbite specimens of this size are not common. We have analyzed the specimen and, in the attached diagram, we can see the results which indicate sample is in the columbite-(Fe) domain. Minor traces of Ti are present. We will send this results to the buyer. An exceptional piece.


Size: 8.6 x 6.2 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 650 €Buy
 

RM2241   Elbaite

Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A very aesthetic miniature, but with an exceptional color variation. Between red, blue, green and yellow. A delicatessen from Brazil, referenced in Joan Astor's published work in issuu, that we recommend you visit and browse.


Size: 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1976.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona). Adq. Lapidis.


 

RM2240   Elbaite

Lavra da Pederneira, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prismatic elbaite crystal, of an intense color, with the defined pinacoidal face truncating the prism. The label indicates that it comes from South Africa, but we are not aware that specimens like this have been found in this part of the world. A miniature gemmy piece.


Size: 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm.
Found in ca. 1973.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona).


 

RM919   Elbaite and albite (var. clevelandite) and lepidolite

Lavra da Pederneira, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Group of very nice elbaite crystals, one of them with a good size, transparence and marked color zoning. They are accompanied by a rich group of clevelandite crystals very aerial disposed. We can observe groups of developed lepidolite crystals those give an aesthetic touch to the specimen.


Size: 6,3 x 5,4 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 60 x 13 mm.

 

RM918   Elbaite and albite (var. clevelandite)

Lavra da Pederneira, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Group of divergent elbaite crystals with good brilliance, defined prismatic faces and complex terminals, almost needle. Good transparence that reveals green color, violet at the upper terminal faces and a delicate red tone in the crystal core. The color zoning is very marked. A gemmy specimen.


Size: 5,0 x 4,8 x 3,2 cm.
Main crystal: 43 x 14 mm.

 
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