Cabinet, 11.2 x 9.9 x 7.8 cm
Soklich Open Cut, Yinnietharra Station, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
Just LOOK at this monster! It is a gigantic dravite tourmaline crystal, complete all around, a FLOATER with all faces intact, and with textbook form! This is the typical dark brown color of a dravite - not the most beautiful variety of tourmaline, you would have to say, but it is what it is. And for a crystal of just about ANYTHING, much less a tourmaline, it is pretty stunning. Those are bits of muscovite you see embedded in the faces. This big guy weighs in at 3.3 pounds! Ex. Gene Meieran Collection.