Elbaite Tourmaline With Lepidolite
Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Dr. Eugene Meieran
A very colorful cluster of lustrous, multihued, purple-capped, gemmy tourmaline draped by sparkling lavender lepidolite which REALLY makes the piece by its accent and contrast. This is a gorgeous specimen, one of the few smaller tourmalines that Gene has long been reluctant to part with even though his tourmaline collection has long since moved to 6-inchers and longer crystals. This is an older specimen, probably from the 1970s or early 1980s; and is NOT from recent finds since the recent re-opening of this mine for specimen production.