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    UVITE TOURMALINE
    Pomba Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil

    If you didn't know better, this scintillating confection of apple green could be mistaken for a product of a master candy-maker. Lustrous, flashing faces abound on both sides of this crystalline Tourmaline jewel. The aggregate grew in the form of a 'fin' of crystals growing out from the wall of a fissure as demonstrated by the single attachment point on one edge. As a result, there is no matrix accompanying the Uvite. The normal habit, or form, for Tourmaline is that of an elongated prism very similar to and often referred to as a "pencil." In this case that elongation is not present, leading to crystals of a tabular shape quite different from "normal" Tourmaline crystals. The color is also anomalous, being the dark green of cucumbers and similar vegetables: a color unique to Uvite Tourmaline as Iron is an essential component of this rare member of the Tourmaline Group. This fine specimen is in pristine condition and has a custom acrylic stand.
    Overall Measurements: 4.25 x 2.5 x 1.0 inches (10.8 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Keith Proctor [Hoppel #D1828]


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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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