Arguably one of the most famous localities for tourmalines in the world, Brazil produces tourmalines in a wide variety of styles and colors. The Pederneira is one of the most well-known mines for these brilliant tourmalines. Located in Minas Gerais District in Brazil, this mine has produced multi-million dollar world-class specimens as well as many more affordable pieces.
Brazil also has other famous mines such as Sapo Mine, Barra de Salinas, Elias Mine, Cruzeiro Mine, Doce Valley, and more. Not only are tourmalines prevalent, but calcites, amethysts, sphenes, childrenite, topaz, andalusite, chrysoberyl, herderite, brazilianite, monazite, morganite, milarite, eosphorite, goshenite, cassiterite, heliodor, albite, zanazzite, clevelandite, and other common and rare fine minerals.