Tourmaline var. Chrome Dravite
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm
Commander Mine, Adonjukin, Tanzania
One of the finest chrome dravite thumbnails from this new find! At 5.23 grams, and perfect and complete, all around, it stands out as a cluster amongst so many singles. The colors look good here but it is even better in person because the fabulous luster is hard to convey. Gem dravite crystals, showing a rich green color with yellow zoning, were one of the few new finds at the Munich show in 2016. From a new find of October 2016, right before the Munich show, came a single pocket of these intensely lustrous crystals. Most of the crystals were with one dealership, whose owner happened to be there at the time of the production and bought nearly all the lot.