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

    Many of the Cruzeiro Mine Tourmalines are identifiable, not just by their green and pink colors and general form, but also by the overall pattern of the alternating green and pink bands. But most Cruzeiro Tourmalines start from an included pink or green base. In this case, not only is there the distinctive arrangement of those colors, the entire crystal is gemmy. The crystal starts with a rich pink basal termination that shifts to light green before it goes into a very gemmy light pink that alternates with green then finally goes back to a series of different green shades before terminating into a cranberry pink with smoky highlights. It has brilliant luster and great transparency. The backside shows where an adjoining Tourmaline crystal grew, but there is no damage, and the overall condition is pristine.
    Overall measurements: 2.8 x 0.4 inches (7 x 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 96.


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    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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