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SOLD Elbaite- large dark green Tourmaline with
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.9 x 2.2 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $760
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very lustrous, glassy tourmaline that has zoning of dark-mid green to a nearly black green. It also sports a fibrous "cats eye" type structure best seen near the base. An older Schortmann's Minerals specimen (with label) that dates this back to the 1940's. Classic habit and form from Barra Do Salinas, few of these survived cutting as the cats eyes they show were quite desirable. Very minor chipping is noted with magnification but the overall quality is fine. The complex multiple terminations and deep striations give this a eyecatching quality.




SOLD Elbaite- large dark green Tourmaline with
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.9 x 2.2 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $760
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very lustrous, glassy tourmaline that has zoning of dark-mid green to a nearly black green. It also sports a fibrous "cats eye" type structure best seen near the base. An older Schortmann's Minerals specimen (with label) that dates this back to the 1940's. Classic habit and form from Barra Do Salinas, few of these survived cutting as the cats eyes they show were quite desirable. Very minor chipping is noted with magnification but the overall quality is fine. The complex multiple terminations and deep striations give this a eyecatching quality.