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Specimen # 102110
Mineral: Brucite
Location: Brucite, Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.2 x 5.7 x 4.5 cm


Detailed Description

This is a great display piece of brucite, with a gradation of colour from cream to a bright yellow. The individual yellow brucite crystals are highly lustrous, stacked together in rounded aggregates. With magnification, the sharp individual crystal terminations are easy to see. The dominant feature of this specimen is the large aggregate of yellow at the top.

In exceptional condition for its size, this one is of truly excellent quality. As displayed, no damage is evident. Lower on the specimen, two small aggregates are partial, and there is a rub around the side and one on the back.

This piece was recently brought out by Dudley Blauwet.

A beautiful cabinet specimen of yellow brucite!

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About These Brucites

The Killah Saifullah brucites were first noted to me by John White after he saw a couple in Munich, 2016. The quality of the finest has greatly increased over those early days. It seems that most of these are occurring in very tight seams, or with a fragmented or brecciated matrix, and so most have contacts and grey spots around them. The colour of most of them is a cream-to-very-pale-yellow, but the best have a bright yellow hue. Many are very finely crystallized, but on some, like these ones, one can easily see many crystal faces. These Pakistan brucites are truly amazing for the mineral.

I’ve done my best to colour-balance them accurately (daylight, shade). I always do that anyway, of course, but some mineral specimens are susceptible to really skewing away from daylight appearance when photographed.

Additional information

Weight 45 kg
Dimensions 72 × 57 cm