Dims: 1.0" x 0.9" x 0.8" (2.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 6.5 g
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
A cluster of hexagonal tabular Uvite crystals makes up the bulk of this thumbnail specimen. They range in diameter from a few millimeters to about 0.4" (1.0 cm) and are in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage. Though the largest crystal is rather warped due to intergrowth, all others show good form; they have well-defined edges and smooth faces that reflect light with a bright, vitreous luster. Their color is a deep olive-green and most show noticeable transparence and clarity, though all seem to be slightly included. Attached to the cluster of intergrown Uvites are two rhombohedral calcite crystals (see the close-up image). They also show good form and are somewhat transparent, though numerous veil-like inclusions make them appear a milky-white color.