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Specimen # 102098
Mineral: Wodginite
Location: Wodginite, Itatiaia Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.4 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Detailed Description

This wodginite crystal is fully crystallized all around and has sharp, lustrous faces around the upper portion of the crystal. In excellent condition – only very tiny chips in a couple of spots – exceptional quality for the find. The second photo is looking down on the termination from above. Great termination, and great for the species.

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About These Wodginites

Wodginite is not a common mineral, and it is quite difficult to acquire good crystals. These ones are from a 2017 find that produced a relatively small number of specimens. Their idetification has been confirmed at the University of Arizona, and, along with subsequent EDS work, it has been established that of the various members of the wodginite group, they are wodginite.

When initially found, they were sold within Brazil with incorrect locality information. This is often done to protect an original source soon after a find, although it’s not clear whether that was the reason in this case. In any event, they are confirmed to be from the Itatiaia Mine, and the original attibution of early specimens to “Linopolis District, Divino das Laranjeiras” should be corrected.

Additional information

Dimensions 13 × 34 × 18 cm