Elbaite Tourmaline
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

Gemmy from the pink base all the way through the deep green termination - this is an excellent Jos Tourmaline form old finds! Classic for the locality, this crystal grades from pink at the bottom, to a bright grass green, to dark green at the termination. Complete all around with very good luster, it has a very appealing architecture. The two main prisms are surrounded by numerous, parallel sidecars, and all are terminated save one, which had it's termination broken off (Luckily it detracts little from the overall aesthetics). With a mass of 32 grams, this attractive and gemmy Tourmaline is definitely an above-average specimen from this well-known locality and is a recognizable old classic hard to find on the market today.