2T1506 Pezzottaite
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
1.3x 0.95x 0.65 cm
$300

A reasonably crystal of this exceedingly rare cesium-bearing mineral. The type material was discovered in Madagascar in 2002, and a very small number of morganites from Afghanistan were subsequently found to also be pezzottaite-- apart from that however, this mineral has not been found anywhere else. 

I have been to Madagascar three times, and have not had the opportunity to buy any of this material there-- of the perhaps 8 pieces I have seen in the country, none had crystals bigger than 4 mm and I am pretty sure the local dealers were just imagining the pezzottaite on a couple of them...







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2T1501 Pezzottaite
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
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2T1504 Pezzottaite
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
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2T1505 Pezzottaite
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
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$300
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