Dims: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.2" (2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm)
Wt: 4 g w/ foam base
Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
A single Xenotime crystal comprises this thumbnail specimen. It is in excellent condition, showing no fresh damage, and has a reasonably good tetragonal prismatic form that is interrupted by many intersecting rutile needles. The Xenotime has the standard brown color with golden highlights and a pearly luster, and is only translucent. All of the intersecting rutiles are broken and incomplete, and have the golden color and nearly metallic luster that are standard for their specie. The piece is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with an adhesive putty.