Elbaite, Quartz, Apatite-(Caf)
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
A superb, two-sided, jackstraw cluster of gemmy and lustrous, watermelon tourmalines and glassy, transparent quartz crystals from recent finds at the Pederneira Mine of Brazil. Serious bonuses with this gorgeous piece are the clusters of tiny, yellow apatite crystals on both sides. Many of the crystals have the distinct hexagonal apatite crystal habit. The large tourmaline is 4.0 cm and it's pristine.