Elbaite, Lepidolite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
A fine miniature tourmaline specimen from the Pederneira, with a pure gem, 2-cm "pencil" crystal shooting out from a cluster of smaller crystals; all terminated. The only small matrix contact is underneath. Pretty association of bladed white cleavelandite and lavender lepidolite.