Dragon Minerals - Update March 24, 2019

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19126: Zanazziite and Tourmaline
Ponte do Piauí Claim, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature - 5.9 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm (2.3 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches)
2.7 grams (0.01 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A deep green, glassy and gemmy tourmaline pencil crystal is partially encrusted with sparkly and brownish zanazziite. The tourmaline terminated on one end but not on the other end. Zanazziite is a rare hydrated basic calcium magnesium beryllium phosphate, Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)6 · 6H2O, with Mindat localities in Austria, Brazil, and Maine only. Previous dealer label with a $220 price.

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