Moving Water Bubble Inside Quartz Ps. Tourmaline, Within Quartz
Cabinet, 9.9 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm
Aracui, Minas Gerais, Brazil

OK...where to start? This specimen features a forest of tourmaline inside, except the tourms are now hollowed cores, except for their tips having been replaced by quartz. Why the green tips remain, I cannot say. In one of those hollowed-out tourmalines that is now quartz, a very evident water bubble serenely goes back and forth. its amazing to watch, inside its cage. The replaced tourmaline and others, empty of bubbles, all float within the core of this large polished quartz crystal. This is one of those rare polished inclusion pieces that I just fall in love with despite not generally liking polished pieces. When the inclusion is rare enough to warrant it, or spectacular enough like here, I'll take it!