David K. Joyce

Brazil Minerals, Various

Here is an assortment of unusual Brazilian minerals, mostly from Pegmatite environments.

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Siderite, Quartz, Pyrrhotite, AlbiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #16768
  • Siderite, Quartz, Pyrrhotite, Albite
  • 7.7x4.8x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-40mm, s-16mm
  • $160.00
  • Morro Velho Mine
  • Nova Lima, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A sweet specimen showing sharp, discoidal siderite crystals associated with clear, colourless quartz crystals. These are sprinkled with tiny, sharp pyrrhotite crystals and some sharp clear albite crystals. Classic, long-closed mine!
QuartzBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #16771
  • Quartz
  • 11.0x9.2x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 106mm
  • $95.00

  • Brazil
  • A really nice-looking cluster of quartz crystals featuring one particularly one larger 100+mm long, and stout crystal. Displays very well!
QuartzBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #16772
  • Quartz
  • 10.8x7.1x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10.5
  • $80.00

  • Brazil
  • A cluster of three stout, clear quartz crystals. Slight bruising. Diplays very well!
Greifensteinite, EosphoriteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #17215
  • Greifensteinite, Eosphorite
  • 3.1x3.3x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: gr-micro
  • $65.00
  • Taquaral Seco Mine
  • Itinga, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Sharp, divergent greifensteinite crystals are on and between eosphorite crystals up to 1.5cm or so. Also tiny tufts of an unknown white acicular mineral. Excellent!
Greifensteinite, EosphoriteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #17216
  • Greifensteinite, Eosphorite
  • 4.3x3.5x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: gr-micro
  • $75.00
  • Taquaral Seco Mine
  • Itinga, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Many sharp, greifensteinite crystals are between much larger eosphoritwe crystals on this microcline crystal section. Also some very nice tufts of an unknown mineral. Very nice!
Greifensteinite, Eosphorite, zanazziiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #17219
  • Greifensteinite, Eosphorite, zanazziite
  • 6.0x5.8x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: x-micro
  • $85.00
  • Taquaral Seco Mine
  • Itinga, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Lots of elongated eosphorite crystals on the front of this microcline, lepidolite matrix. The eosphorite crystals are partly encrusted with countless, excellent greifensteinite crystals. As WELL, there are clusters of superb, platy, slightly yellow zanazziite crystals here and there. Really nice specimen!
Greifensteinite, EosphoriteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #17225
  • Greifensteinite, Eosphorite
  • 3.3x2.3x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-1mm
  • $45.00
  • Ipe Mine
  • Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This specimen is a fully terminated quartz crystal on albite matrix. The termination of the quartz crystal is largely covered with eosphorite and balls of greifensteinite. There are also some needles of elbaite here and there on the piece. Interesting!
Quartz, DolomiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #20197
  • Quartz, Dolomite
  • 7.2x6.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 72mm
  • $125.00
  • Morro Velho
  • Nova Lima
    Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • A sweet specimen of lustrous, gemmy quartz with disc-like, sharp dolomite crystals. Small sulphide crystals are sprinkled here and there. Long closed mine. Displays well!
BerylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #21479
  • Beryl
  • 10.7x7.5x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $160.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A very nice singly terminated beryl crystal showing a pinacoid termination, modified by at least a couple of pyramidal modifications. There are gemmy areas that can seen through the termination but most of the crystal is milky in the outer zones. Excellent example of beryl! R
EpidoteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #22199
  • Epidote
  • 10.1x2.1x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 101mm
  • $85.00
  • Cappelinha
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Just an exceptional, elongated crystal of dark-green, epidote from a modern Classic location. As you can see, the specimen consists of one larger, terminated crystal with a couple of smaller crystals attached. Very nice! r
KyaniteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #22697
  • Kyanite
  • 9.5x4.9x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 85mm
  • $75.00
  • Barra do Salinas
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Pretty cool sopecimen of deep blue kyanite prisms with colour variation across the width. Nicely striated with a little quartz between the crystals. Looks great!
Eosphorite, RischeriteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #22721
  • Eosphorite, Rischerite
  • 4.9x2.0x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $40.00
  • Taquaral
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • One side of this quartz shard is encrusted with many sharp eosphorite crystals which have a crust of small roscherite crystals, particularly on the right side of the childrenite group. Not a common phosphate mineral!
Elbaite, QuartzBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24849
  • Elbaite, Quartz
  • 7.4x4.7x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Here is a flattened, clear quartz crystal that is shot through with dark green elbaite tourmaline crystals. Classic Brazilian pegmatite crystal specimen. s
QuartzBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24940
  • Quartz
  • 7.3x2.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Conselhiero Mata
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Brazil is the source for many fine quartz crystals. Most have damaged terminations. Here is a nicely terminated milky quartz crystal from this famous area. s
HematiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24947
  • Hematite
  • 4.0x2.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $45.00
  • Novo Horizonte
  • Bahia
    Brazil
  • A cluster of highly lustrous, sharp, hematite crystals. Very well formed with some small abrasions. Great hematite crystals from this locality.
TopazBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24916
  • Topaz
  • 3.7x3.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A very light-blue, terminated, topaz crystal showing prefect basal cleavage on...the base! The crystal has some contact spots but is a well shaped and well terminated crystal! s
AquamarineBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24917
  • Aquamarine
  • 5.4x3.5x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00

  • Brazil
  • Brazil is famous for beryl-aquamarine crystals. Here is a nicely terminated example. It shows well formed prism faces and a mainly pinacoidal termination, although there are modifying faces around the pinacoid. Probably from Minas Gerais. s
BerylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24923
  • Beryl
  • 4.4c3.2x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Teofilo Otoni
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A light greenish beryl crystal with a flat, pinacoidal termination. The crystal formed in mica and some of the mica is still attached. s
BerylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24925
  • Beryl
  • 3.9x1.6x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Teofilo Otoni
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • For some reason, aquamarine from this and certain other localities are well formed crystals with a tube town the middle. This crystal shows that interesting growth peculiarity. This well formed crystal has a very good termination, first and second order prism faces and a light blue colouration. s
TopazBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #24929
  • Topaz
  • 2.6x2.4x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Capelinhas
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A well-formed, colourless topaz crystal from this famous pegmatite area. It has a little abrasion but still looks very good. Nice example! s
ChrysoberylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #25938
  • Chrysoberyl
  • 1.1x0.9x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Espirito Santo
  • Minas Gerais
    Bolivia
  • A gorgeous, small trilling of chrysoberyl! Three criss-crossing gemmy yellow-green crystals on a pedestal of smaller chrysoberyl xls. Very nice example!
ChrysoberylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #25939
  • Chrysoberyl
  • 1.2x1.2x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Santa Teresa
  • Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A gemmy, yellow-green trilling of chrysoberyl with no matrix. Nice front and back! Classic chrysoberyl location.
ChrysoberylBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #25940
  • Chrysoberyl
  • 1.8x1.5x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Minas Novas
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Here is a thick-tabular, twinned crystal of chrysoberyl from an interesting locality. Nice form, colour and stria!
BrazilianiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #25969
  • Brazilianite
  • 2.1x1.9x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Minas Gerias
    Brazil
  • Extremely gemmy, light green crystals of brazilianite cover most of the top-front of this feldspar matrix. Well-terminated, beautiful crystals.
Beryl, var. AquamarineBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #25973
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 2.4x0.7x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Teofilo Otani
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A gemmy, well formed crystal from this phenomenal pegmatite district. Te termination is composed of a couple of pyramidal forms and a very small pinacoid. Very light greenish colour. Beautiful crystal!
Rutile, QuartzBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #26385
  • Rutile, Quartz
  • 8.8x8.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Minas Gerais

  • Brazil
  • This is an odd mineral specimen. It is a portion of a large, smoky quartz crystal that has been sawn off, roughly parallel to the large face in the photo. The specimen is interesting since it is laced through with hair-like, golden rutile crystals, some up to several cm long. Beautiful as a mineral specimen or as lapidary material!
Beryl, var. AquamarineBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #26702
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 5.2x0.9x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $120.00
  • Teofilo Otoni
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A very nice, long, slender, very light blue, well terminated beryl crystal from the world-famous pegmatite area. Nice crystal!!
Beryl, Var. MorganiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #26703
  • Beryl, Var. Morganite
  • 3.7x3.8x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $225.00
  • Galilea Mine
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This is a piece of a larger crystal of the orangey-pink morganite crystals that you have all seen in textbooks and museums. Don't know why it is sawn on one side but it is a highly gemmy, thick, crystal fragment with small crystal sections of elbaite and quartz attached.