Beryl (Var: Morganite), Elbaite, Albite
Urucum mine (Tim mine; Corrego do Urucum pegmatite), Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 5.8 x 5.2 cm
The famous Corrego do Urucum pegmatite of Brazil has historically produced some of the world's finest morganite combination specimens and this is certainly a SUPERB example. A GEM, 5.1 cm, beautiful pink morganite crystal is aesthetically attached to the end of a starkly contrasting albite matrix. Lustrous, green tourmaline pencils richly cover the albite and many are very interestingly embedded in the very nearly pristine morganite. This fat morganite crystal has sharp crystal faces, excellent clarity and color saturation. An outstanding Brazilian morganite specimen. This beauty probably dates to the 70s or 80s.