Description

    TOURMALINE
    Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Large enough to be considered a 'blunt instrument,' this giant group of deep green Tourmaline shows parallel growth throughout its 10-inch (25.4 cm) length. A contest to guess the number of component crystals would very likely yield a large set of numbers and be a complete waste of time. The uniform green tint is complemented by a sprinkling of pink areas near the base, and in the same area, there are portions of the crystals with tube type inclusions, lending a "cats-eye" chatoyancy to those surfaces. The terminal faces display an interesting 'etched' effect caused by the multitude of tiny crystal faces. Some bruising of a minor nature and signs of contact with another, separate Tourmaline crystal is visible; otherwise, it is in fine to excellent condition. Comes with a custom, labeled base.
    Overall measurements: 10.4 x 3.0 x 2.8 inches (26.5 x 7.5 x 7.1 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 109.


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    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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