Dims: 1.1 x 0.4 x 0.4" (2.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 6.7 g
Piata Mine, Bahia, Brazil
A single tetragonal prismatic Xenotime crystal makes up this small specimen. It has very little damage and shows very good but slightly interrupted form, but its edges are still well-defined and its faces are smooth and possess a vitreous luster. Like most Xenotimes from this locality, it has a moderately dark brown coloration with golden highlights and is translucent to dimly transparent along its edges. However, it does show transparence just beneath its surface, as rutile needles can be seen in all of the prism faces. Like most of our Xenotime specimens, there is no host rock present.