Miniature, 5.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
A highly unusual, old-time specimen from the classic African tourmaline locale. This is just a bizarre piece, like no other I have seen from here. The crystal is totally gemmy, happy and bright inside, and with a surface on the outside that looks more like Russian heliodor or Brazilian beryls than like a tourmaline patterning. The color is not quite a pure red, but more a wine color, very unusual. ex Pala Intl. Company collection