Beryl (Var: Morganite), Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Urucum mine (Tim mine; Corrego do Urucum pegmatite), Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm
The Corrego do Urucum pegmatite of Brazil has historically produced some of the world's finest morganite specimens and this is certainly an excellent example. A gem, beautiful pink morganite is richly embedded with green tourmaline pencils and areas of bladed cleavelandite. This thick morganite crystal has sharp crystal faces, excellent clarity and color saturation. Both sides have beautiful stepped edges. An excellent and classic Brazilian morganite specimen that probably dates to the 1970s or 1980s and was in the Norm Dawson Collection, former owner of the White Queen Mine. 54 grams.