3 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches
Amblygonite is an uncommon lithium fluorophosphate mineral that forms in pegmatite deposits, occasionally with tourmaline, apatite and other gemstones. The mineral is not often found in crystalline specimens, but can sometimes be found as gem quality rough material, which is sometimes faceted or carved. Here we offer a strongly formed euhedral crystal of amblygonite measuring 3” max, showing fine luster and translucence. The crystal shows excellent surface striations, unique crystal terminations, smooth faces and is highly representative of the species. The Linopolis deposit in Minas Gerais, Brazil is one of the world’s foremost crystal producing lithium-phosphate pegmatites, including eosphorite, herderite and childrenite. A museum quality specimen of this often under looked species.