Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Lepidolite
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.1 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
An aesthetic combination watermelon tourmaline from recent finds at the famous Pederneira Mine. Three-quarters of the gemmy and lustrous green crystal has a cranberry-red core. A pretty teal-blue zone follows and the lustrous termination is a nice emerald-green. The two "snowflakes" of glassy cleavelandite blades and the rich peppering of lavender lepidolite are fine accents. Very highly representative material from this noted locale.