Elbaite Tourmaline
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
A stunningly colorful tourmaline crystal with deep magenta termination, and a truly gemmy green body. No damage or repairs, complete 360 degrees all around. Minor lepidolite attached. 38 grams. Although it does not add to the value of the piece as a specimen, there is a rich pink-red gem nodule inside the bottom zone. This comes from finds in January 2020, and we were excited to acquire these through friends in the gem trade.