Elbaite with Lepidolite and Albite
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
Many people picture multi-colored Elbaites such as this when they think of a modern Pederneira Tourmaline. The majority of this crystal is a teal blue (many are green-dominant) with a red core - the classic 'watermelon' look. This lustrous and striated Elbaite is mostly gemmy, with a whisp of translucence throughout. The bottom portion is adorned with lustrous, sparkly, mm-size purple Lepidolites, and there is a small amount of white Albite mixed in. The aesthetics of this representative Pederneira specimen are very good. Probably from the early 1990s era here.