brazilianite a natural rough raw crystal

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Description

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.

Mineral Group  phosphate
Composition  NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Origin  Bela Horizonte, Brazil
dimension (cm)  2x1x0.75
weight (g)  4
 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.

Additional information

Weight 4 g
Dimensions 2 x 1 x 0.75 cm