Dims: 0.9 x 0.3 x 0.2" (2.3 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 13.2 g w/ specimen box
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a single, well-formed Xenotime prism that is in excellent condition, showing little damage. It appears to consist of two very heavily intergrown crystals, but is essentially a single unit. Even with its intergrowth, its tetragonal prismatic form is excellent, with well-defined edges, clean faces and a steep pyramidal termination. It has the classic brown color with golden highlights of crystals from this locality and is moderately translucent. There is no host rock present, and it is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with a removable putty.