Description

    CLEVELANDITE var. ALBITE
    São José da Safira, Doce valley
    Minas Gerais
    Brazil
    6.65 x 4.13 x 1.26 inches (16.9 x 10.5 x 3.22 cm)

    Cleavelandite is technically a bladed variety of Albite and typically features lustrous, white blades. In this instance, the specimen has tightly interwoven blade-shaped crystals but which has an overall subtle hue of pale green-blue. This generally arc-shaped, semi-circular specimen will stand on edge without a base. It is hard to view this piece without conjuring up images of a wintry scene in some mountainous region. This rather unique specimen is a hefty example from a region known for producing many exotic species.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    16th-23rd Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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