Large Cabinet, 16.2 x 7.5 x 6.4 cm
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Peter Bancroft
This pegmatite has produced arguably the best and largest number of fine morganites in the world from any one small find, back about 25 years ago now. This is a HUGE specimen with so much color and impact, because of the size, that it seems fake at first! It masses/weighs just over a kilo. This specimen is translucent to transparent throughout, highly lustrous, and a rich pink-lavender color that is distinct from that of the piece above. In fact, the color for this piece is really quite lovely and differrent from any other Brazilian morganite I have seen, beecause of this slight tint to lavender. This specimen can be viewed on either side, or stood vertically with the edge facing the viewer. On what I consider the back side, there are a couple of small, green elbaite prisms, and minor shcorls are included throughout. Despite its size, there is only the most trivial of dings in a few spots, nothing detracting - a miracle, given the size! This is one whopper of a morganite, both literally and figuratively, for ANY locale. IT IS MUCH BETTER In PERSON!!!!!