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    BI-COLOR TOURMALINE
    Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Besides the Indicolite 'pencils' that this mine is famous for, there are occasionally found pockets of crystals with a much stouter habit. These crystals tend to show a much more pronounced tendency towards multi-colored zoning. This fine example sports cores and bases of cranberry pink with overcoats and terminations of blue-green. In addition, there is also a variation in termination type, with some taking a flat style and others the pointed, pinacoidal type. This aggregate consists of 5+ Tourmaline prisms with associated white Albite and lilac Lepidolite. There are some breaks in minor crystals; otherwise an excellent specimen that measures 6 ¼ x 3 x 2 ½ inches with the largest crystal 1 ¾ inches on edge; it has a custom labeled acrylic base.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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