Tourmaline, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm
A showy specimen of two lustrous and gemmy doubly terminated green tourmaline crystals resting on a lustrous and sharp milky quartz crystal from the Pederneira Mine. The longer toumaline has a cranberry-colored core at the base. Interestingly, one tourmaline was broken by tectonic activity in the pocket, bent, healed and continued growing (in other words, it was a natural bending process...we did not do it!). The cranberry-colored termination is healed and regrown. 7.4 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm