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    RUBELLITE & LEPIDOLITE
    Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    The fact that collector specimens often incorporate fine gem material is well demonstrated by this group of six plus magenta Tourmaline crystals emerging from a "cloud-bank" of Lepidolite billows with an occasional Cleavelandite blade thrown in for good measure. A couple of prisms are missing their outer portions, but such problems are the result of in pocket movement early in the specimen's career. All of the crystals are lustrous, and transparency is sufficient that at least one of the crystals is 'clean' enough to cut a rosy gemstone. For reference, the largest crystal measures 1.68 x 0.39 inches (4.2 x 1.0 cm) and another 1.61 x 0.59 inches (4.1 x 1.5 cm). Condition is fine to excellent.
    Overall measurements: 3.7 x 2.6 x 2.4 inches (9.5 x 6.5 x 6.2 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 112.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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