Dims: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.2" (2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Piata, Bahia, Brazil
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a single, loose Xenotime crystal. The crystal is in very good condition, showing no damage apart from that at its base, and has a moderately good tetragonal prismatic form- it would appear that a few crystals grew into each other to form this one, and a few growth interruptions make it incomplete. Its brown color, golden-brown highlights and pearly luster are standard for its species, and it is translucent but shows noticeable transparence in some areas. The crystal is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with a removable putty.