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Magnesite with Uvite
stock #21.1-174
Brumado
Bahia, Brazil
6 x 4.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200
Late Summer 2021

A killer, well crystalized Magnesite with the addition of yellow to green Uvite crystals from the now classic finds at Brumado. These are considered by most collectors to be the very best Magnesites ever found worldwide, and this is a superb example. This is a very early specimen from the first imports of the late Luis Menezes, and with a rare perfection and quality. The Magnesite is super clear, very sharp and the largest crystal is 3.4 CM. We have not seen any good or new specimens for the past few years. The arrangement of the rhombs on this specimen is especially esthetic and the Uvites are also glassy, colorful and add a nice contrast.

Quartz - Rutilated, doubly terminated
stock #20.1-311
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
4.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $220
new year 2021

A very clear, colorless Quartz crystal that looks like a Citrine due to it being included by golden Rutile needles. Very close inspection also shows a few inclusions of flat silvery-black Hematite crystals as well. Overall this is in much better condition than we usually see for Rutilated Quartz crystals, however there are some tiny rough spots so this is not for a strict perfectionist. Nevertheless it is hard to find any Rutilated that is this clean and gem clear. Sources in Brazil have been producing very little and anything this good is sold as cutting rough to the Asian market.

Rutile on Hematite
stock #20.1-177
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
3.6 x 3.4 x .2 CM (miniature)
price: $120
Spring 2020

Epitaxial arrangement of Rutile needles in the six ray form that is famous from this locality in Bahia, Brazil. A choice small example of metallic silver-black Hematite crystals with typical very flat habit hosting radiating needles of Rutile. Close exam of the Hematite faces shows complex striations and some embedded Rutile.

Rutilated Quartz and Hematite
stock #13.1-175
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
3.8 x 2.4 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $190


A cute toenail sized rutilated Quartz that sits on bladed Hematite crystals that are also Rutilated. The Rutile hairs are bright golden color and very sharp, clearly seen both inside and out of the Quartz. Rutile on Hematite and Rutile inside Quartz are both often available, but it is quite uncommon to see both together like this.

HOLD Rutile on Hematite -epitaxial twins
stock #HOLD 19.1-822
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
3.3 x 2.7 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $290


A complete six ray star of golden Rutile needles radiating from a flat bright Hematite crtystal. Two small additional Hematites with Rutile are also present.Fine Brazilian Rutile twins on Hematite crystals are one of the mineral kingdoms wonders. This can be displayed from either side though the view shown is my preference. A choice textbook example of this wonderful crystal habit.

Rutile on Hematite -epitaxial crystals
stock #19.1-821
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
4.3 x 3.9 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $170


Fine Brazilian Rutile twins on Hematite crystals are one of the mineral kingdoms wonders. This specimen shows well the mirror bright Hematite crystal with a flat habit hosting radiating golden Rutile needles. In fine condition as seen, the specimen can be viewed from either side and shows textbook quality the star radiating form with epitaxial alignment. Choice.

Beryl var Emerald
stock #18.1-239
Carnaiba Mine, Pindobacu, Campo Formoso
Bahia, Brazil
2.3 x 1.5 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160
Worldwide mix summer

A flattened Emerald prism that is doubly terminated (crude at one end), translucent and has a few dark inclusions. From the Camp Formoso zone of Bahia, Brazil, this was in the Hitchings collection and came out over 20 years ago. This zone still produces some small Emeralds but much less often than in the past. On our r visit there last year we did not find a single good specimen to purchase, the mines seem to be minimally active. This is a good example of the style of Emerald from this region, and shows well the typical flattened hexagon form.

Rutile - doubly terminated
stock #16.1-329
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
6.2 x .9 x .7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Winter 2016-17

Big and lustrous with red highlights this is translucent to transparent on edges with a brilliant red when backlit. Crude but complete termination on both ends makes this an extra nice example. Better in person this is well above average, and not being found now.