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    TOURMALINE
    Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Colors this bright and variable would be called "garish" in the world of couture. Fortunately, Mother Nature in her role as a designer and decorator pays little or no attention to fashion or critics. This blend of minerals and colors features glassy Tourmalines ranging from a deep green, that is almost black, to light green capped with a warm, bright pink. To provide subtlety, there is a smattering of pale, violet Lepidolite crystals and a couple of Smoky Quartz crystals of somewhat euhedral form. There has been expert retoration and there is some fracturing to secondary crystals so condition is good to fine.
    Overall measurements: 4.9 x 7.1 x 3.5 inches (12.5 x 18.1 x 9 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 81.
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    June, 2015
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