GEM19-12
Tourmaline var. Elbaite
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Cabinet, 14.3 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
Virgem de Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Virgem de Lapa has produced tourmaline on and off for 50 years, but this was a highly unusual pocket found in about 2010, with rich tones of rich evergreen. Colorful, glassy and translucent, this is a significant specimen from that find. It has one repair in the middle. The large crystal measures 14 cm in length and has a sidecar at its base along with a few pink lepidolite crystals attached. The elbaite terminations are particularly fine. The mass is 90 grams. Comes with custom lucite base.