Tourmaline (Var: Indicolite)
Santa Rosa mine, Itambacuri, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 9.7 x 2.6 x 0.9 cm
This fine old Santa Rosa tourmie has a Eugene Sensel label with it, showing him to have bought it 35 years ago. It is gemmy from top to bottom, and has superb dark teal color that shows best as you go towards the termination and the light is able to penetrate. It shows multiple terminations on both sides, for a tiered effect that adds to its beauty. The luster is superb. The termination is complete, with just a bit of contact at one end of it. This is a sizeable crystal, weighing 47 grams.