Tourmaline on Schorl
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Momeik, Mogok, Burma

This is a very good example of the so-called "mushroom" tourmalines from late 1990s finds in Mogok. Herb Obodda had this piece tucked away when I obtained 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. In fact, it is one of the most colorful and sparkly examples I have seen. 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.

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