Tourmaline (Var: Indicolite)
Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm
A huge, thick, fabulous indicolite tourmaline crystal (actually two intergrown crystals) from Brazil. In person, the crystal is a very dark teal blue, and it should be noted that we photographed it under strong light to bring out the color and transparency. This being said - what a crystal! It is complete all around, lustrous as glass, and has a perfect termination (both the smaller and larger crystals do). This chunky crystal measures almost 4.5 cm across the termination in the longer direction! So it has look of real "importance" on a shelf.