Brazilianite, whose name derives from its country of origin, Brazil, is a typically yellow-green phosphate mineral, most commonly found in phosphate-rich pegmatites. This specimen is from Bela Horizonte, Brazil.
|Origin||Bela Horizonte, Brazil|
Even though it was first described in 1945, its discovery was actually in 1944 but it was believed it was chrysoberyl until analysis was done to the mineral indicating a new mineral. Brazilianite is sometimes used as a gemstone but because It is soft and fragile causing it not to be a popular stone.