Elbaite Tourmaline
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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This lustrous and gemmy to translucent, superb Elbaite crystal exhibits a saturated cranberry-red color for much of its length and has a green imbued base for great contrast! The Cruzeiro Mine is well known for its cranberry and bi-colored Tourmalines and this crystal is a perfect example. This highly lustrous, striated Elbaite crystal has sharp prism faces and a perfect trigonal pyramid termination.