- Elbaite Tourmaline
- Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 2.1 x 1.5cm
- Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
An excellent, gem green Elbaite Tourmaline crystal from the famed Golconda Mine in Brazil! This gem Verdelite Tourmaline crystal is completely transparent and displays the perfect green color saturation so that it is not too dark as to impede light thorough and instead reveals how alluring this crystal is (hence the old trade name, Verdelite, for the pure greens). It exhibits a steep pyramidal termination on top, with the vertical striations drawing the eye up. A graceful Brazilian Elbaite Tourmaline crystal weighing in at 16 grams.