Tourmaline (Var: Indicolite), Lepidolite
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
A fine cluster of doubly-terminated indicolite tourmalines with a bed of lavender lepidolite crystals from recent finds at the Pederneira Mine. The gemmy and lustrous, well-striated crystals have beautiful teal-blue bodies and the pyramidal termination is light olive-green. The two adjacent crystals have broken terminations. The basal termination is broken, healed and is overgrown with some lepidolites. The gemminess, color and specimen form make this a highly representative and excellent example of the species and noted locale. Weighs 18 grams.