Dims: 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.2" (11.7 x 8.1 x 5.6 cm)
Wt: 13.8 oz. (391.0 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This hand specimen consists of a formation of intergrown Albites. The Albites are of the variety known as Cleavelandite, and show the obligatory pseudohexagonal bladed form. The formation is in very good condition, showing little human-induced damage, and the blades are very well-formed. They have the standard white coloration with a noticeable blue tinge and a pearly-to-vitreous luster, and are dimly transparent as individuals, though the formation as a whole is only dimly translucent. There is no host rock present, but a few tiny elbaite needles are visible among the blades.