Childrenite – Large Crystals from Linopolis


This piece is from Linopolis in the Doce Valley of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a cluster of large crystals of childrenite crystals. Some of the crystals host eosphorite crystal clusters or have partially altered to eosphorite. The primary crystals are large for the species. The piece measures 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 inches or 32 x 28 x 19 mm.

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This childrenite crystals are from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This area is in the Aimores Pegmatite District and many outstanding mineral and mineral specimens are found there including childrenite. It is a phosphate that contains the elements Fe, Al, P O, and H. This piece consists of a cluster of large (for the species) crystals. They have vertical striations on the prism faces and a matte to vitreous luster. They have varying degrees of translucency. The cluster is primarily parallel double terminated crystals with secondary almost perpendicular crystals attached. This piece measures 1 1/8 x 1 1/16 x 9/16 inches or 28 x 26 x 14 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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