Dims: 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.8" (10.2 x 8.9 x 7.1 cm)
Wt: 10.6 oz. (301.0 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This moderately sized hand specimen consists of a cluster of partly intergrown hexagonal Muscovite "books". Several of the more exposed books are noticeably damaged or even broken, but most are intact and in excellent condition. All have very good pseudohexagonal tabular form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard pearly luster. All have a pale brown coloration with a subtle red hint and are only very dimly translucent at best. There is a small amount of amorphous, massive and milky-white calcite attached to a portion of the cluster.