Elbaite Tourmaline
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
Ex. George Elling
A shocking single pocket produced only some few dozen of these lustrous, gem crystals with unique color banding and a sharp glassy termination - in combination, a totally unique style. Alternating, glassy and gemmy color zones of rose and yellow culminate in a green termination in this fine polychrome elbaite crystal. Nearly pristine and complete all around! A very minor contact near the back edge of one termination is of little significance in context and I chose not to "fill it" with epoxy. A fine specimen from a remarkable find. ex Elling collection. 99 grams