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>> Group(s) : phosphates
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It is its discovery near the town of Conseilheira Pena, in Minas Gerais (Brazil) in 1945 by Pough, which gave its name (Brazil is written Brasil in Brazilian).

Exploited sites

It is found in Brazil in Minas Gerais (Conselheiro Pena) but also in Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Espirito Santo, the United States in New Hampshire, Argentina, Namibia (Erongo), in Canada in the Yukon .

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Use in jewelry

because of its beautiful color it is faceted, it is mostly a collection stone because of its softness.

Daily care and precautions

fragile, sensitive to shocks and scratches

Looking alike stones

amblygonite , apatite , beryl , chrysoberyl , peridot , topaz , tourmaline

Historical healing properties

This stone would give energy, heat and it is proper for the solar plexus chakra. By creating a warm atmosphere, it would have a beneficial effect on female sexual functions and reduce anxiety and insomnia due to anxiety.

Chemical characteristics

sodium alumino-phosphate

Physical characteristics

Main color : yellow

Other colors : brown, green

from pale yellow to yellow-green for carved stones

Color of streak : white

Luster : vitreous

Hardness : 5.5

Density : 2.95 to 3.00

Cleavage : good

Fracture : conchoidal

easy cleavage

Optical properties

Transparency : transparent

Refractive Index : 1.602 - 1.623

Double refraction : 0.019

Definite, biaxial (+)

visible double refraction : yes

Dispersion : 0.014 (0.008)

Pleochroism : very weak

Number of colors : 2

Colorless, yellow

Fluorescence : none

Inclusions : frost liquid


In short prisms, they can reach 15 cm ( 6 inches )

Crystal system : monoclinic

Other informations

Astrological sign : Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius