Tourmaline Var. Rubellite on Quartz
Jonas Mine, Itataia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.8 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm
A fat, barrel-like, doubly-terminated crystal of 1.5 cm, perches on top of a translucent doubly-terminated quartz! The second crystal has one termination, and prvides a great accent and more color. Smallish in size (really a toenail and not a fully robust sized miniature) but so intricate and interesting!