Elbaite Tourmaline
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale

A lovely polychrome elbaite that is glassy and gemmy, this crystal is faintly purple in the lower 2/3 and then grades into a rich, dark red at the termination. The mass is 33 grams. A very old style, with a truly impressive color in person that is hard to convey. Ex Steve Smale collection. Comes with custom lucite base.