Elbaite, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 13.0 x 12.0 x 9.0 cm
The sparkling brilliantly white Cleavelandite provides a stunning matrix for the gemmy rocket-like tourmalines, and a host of smaller tourmalines dotting the backside as well. An elongated, gemmy, clear quarts crystal runs along the front horizon, providing a dramatic front view leading the eye up to the tourmalines and away from a normally boring bottom periphery.