Tourmaline Var. Buergerite
Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (TYPE LOCALITY FOR SPECIES)
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.0 x 1.1 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
This rich, aesthetic piece is the best example I have ever seen for sale of this very rare tourmaline varietal. It is not only attractive, but is moreover a rare example of this tourmaline varietal that was found once, in the 60's, by a miner who brought the lot to Tucson for sale. He died shortly thereafter and to my knowledge nobody has yet rediscovered his locality (thought to be a topaz-bearing rhyolite pod). The best of these, as with this one, have high luster and amber/golden internal highlights to the crystals when hit with good lighting.