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MD-195450
Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Lepidolite
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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An aesthetic and superb matrix tourmaline specimen from the Steve Smale Collection and the Pederneira Mine. This classic, old-time specimen from the 1960s or 70s features a 5.3 cm tourmaline crystal attached to a ball of pearlescent cleavelandite blades studded with smaller tourmalines and a faint dusting of purple lepidolite. The lustrous, very nearly pristine tourmaline is predominantly olive-green. A beautifully gemmy, grass-green zone lies just beneath the pristine, black pinacoid termination. An interesting feature, is that the lower quarter of the large tourmaline is hollow.