Dims: 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.3" (2.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm)
Wt: 4 g
Fazenda Pomaroli, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A single Montebrasite blade comprises this thumbnail specimen. This blade is in excellent condition, showing almost no damage, and has excellent triclinic form. It is nearly colorless but shows a very faint yellow tinge, and is transparent and moderately clear, containing many internal fractures or cleavage planes. Its vitreous luster enables one to easily see slightly curved patterns on its surfaces that resemble those on some kunzite crystals. A few albite blades are intergrown, but there is no host rock present.