Elbaite Tourmaline
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Glassy and gemmy, this bicolored elbaite crystal exhibits a rich, reddish-pink color for most of its length and a dark apple green near its base. The reddish pink hue is, for lack of a better word to describe its unusual intensity that is simply NOT conveyed in a photo, magical. The mass is 16 grams. It is a miniature, but has much more color and shock impact than it would seem from only the size and photo online. From a small early 2015 find, of which I bought as many as I could (under ten specimens) at the time. I have not seen more like it, since. Comes with custom lucite base.