Marimbia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 23.5 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm
Ex. Dr. Hermann Bank
This elegant and colorful specimen, in person, has a very pleasing classic yellow-green heliodor color that is simply hard as heck to photograph, given the size of the crystal. It is a BIG one for Brazil, or for an locality...and it is remarkably UNREPAIRED. This large crystal was said to be mined in the 1940s or 1950s and then it was in Germany, in the noted collection of Bank, Dr. Hermann, until just a few years ago. In around 2000, it was purchased by Bill Larson along with other important gem beryls from the collection and brought back to the US, where it promptly went home to Australia with Matthew Webb before the Tucson show of 2001 and thus was never really on the market until now (i have just done a large trade with him, which is why these pieces are now coming out from his gem crystal collection). Again, MUCH BETTER In PERSON! 152 grams