Tourmaline on Schorl
Momeik, Mogok, Sagaing District, Myanmar, Burma
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.3 x 5.0 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
This is one of the single best examples I have seen of the so-called "mushroom" tourmalines from late 1990s finds in Mogok. Herb Obodda had this piece tucked away when I bought his collection, and it has a great balance to it in form. It has saturated, intense magenta color, and a bit of sparkle that some of these simply lack. The rubellite spray grew around a schorl core, and from underneath you can see that schorl in the middle, with a bit of albite host matrix as well. Comes with custom display base. Joe Budd Photos.