Elbaite Tourmaline
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
S beautiful gem tourmaline crystal with multiple color zones, highlighted by the intense color of the termination. Note that there is minor restoration to a few small areas on the termination, necessary as the pocket was collected roughly and some crystals were damaged in handling. A very few number of pieces were found in this January 2020 discovery of new polychromatic tourmalines. The restoration is high quality, and invisible to most eyes. 39 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.