• Childrenite on Rose Quartz
  • Childrenite on Rose Quartz
  • Childrenite on Rose Quartz
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Childrenite on Rose Quartz

ID: CC28487
This aesthetic miniature is most unusual in its rare combination of superbly crystallised Childrenite perched on a shard of partly crystallised Rose Quartz, the pink variety of Quartz.  This is a combination of which you could not even dream!  This lovely specimen is from the Ilha claim, a granite pegmatite situated on a small island in the Jequitinhonha River, 3 km north of Taquaral in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  The Childrenite, a hydrated iron-manganese-aluminium phosphate, forms a 1.7 x 1.4 cm cluster of perfectly terminated, translucent clove brown crystals, each averaging about 7 mm tall.  The Rose Quartz on which this rests grades from whiteish coral pink to a reasonably vivid bubble gum rose pink, the deeper colour more associated with the crystallised areas of Quartz.

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Dimensions
3.0 × 7.2 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Ilha Claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Childrenite, Quartz

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