Blue Tourmaline var. Indicolite
Cabinet, 13.0 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A superb example of its style from the finds of 2005-2009 here: a slender, limpid, glassy and gemmy, blue indicolite crystal is enhanced by three terminated sidecar crystals - all totally gemmy! There is a cloudy blue-green layer near the termination that is 7 mm thick and provides a sort of interesting contrasting cap, typical of this style. The mass is 39 grams. No repairs, which is unusual in a crystal of this size from the mine!