Elbaite Tourmaline
Terra Corrida, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Terra Corrida has produced only a few small pockets over the years of some beautiful tourmaline. They tend to be fat and multicolored with blue-green hues in the terminations more reminiscent of Maine than of other mines in Brazil. This is a classic example, and is a fat 100 gram crystal. It is complete all around, 360 degrees. The termination is glassy! Joe Budd photos.