I’ve posted a new Xenotime-(Y) Update (click here) with crystals rom Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil. These xenotime-(Y) crystals are dark brown, sharp and lustrous – they are are superb for this species.
Novo Horizonte produces the beautiful, world-famous, golden rutile specimens, often with lustrous black hematite crystals. The deposit is also known for its exceptional rutilated quartz specimens. However, in addition to these more common minerals, Novo Horizonte has produced some of the finest xenotime-(Y) crystals ever found anywhere. Xenotime-(Y) crystals of this size have not been produced consistently from the locality. There have been a couple of finds of this magnitude – this 2015 find was the first such find in many years.
Xenotime, Rutile, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil – 2.7 cm
Xenotime, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil – 2.0 cm
Xenotime, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil – 2.2 cm