Tourmaline (Indicolite) on Quartz
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This 2.3 cm long, transparent, highly lustrous, blue gem crystal of elbaite is girdled by a druse of colorless quartz. Very aesthetic specimen with incredible aesthetics for a matrix tourmaline thumbnail, as so many are just singles.