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SOLD Rhodonite- Single crystal
stock #SOLD AX-29-033
Conselheiro Lafaiete
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.3 x 2.6 x .6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

A translucent bright red single crystal of Rhodonite that is complete and distinctive. There are a few tiny unidentified yellow crystals on one face, otherwise this is all Rhodonite. This area had a major discovery a few years ago that produced some of the worlds best Rhodonites that sold for huge sums. This specimen is not that good or anything close to that expensive. An extremely flattened Rhomb, there is some minor edge chipping is seen in the photos but still displays well.
Elbaite
stock #ALEC-30-022
Jonas Mine, Itatiaia District, Conselheiro, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 1.2 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $2600
pre Tucson 2015 update

Jonas Tourmaline is one of the most sought after gem crystal specimens and usually very expensive. This is a richly colored Elbaite, a little different from most Jonas pieces, it looks quite similar to some Cruzieros. This was part of a small suite of verified Jonas specimens and was unique in the parcel. The color at the termination end is deep intense red as would be expected, but the zoning is much rarer. The clarity is gem grade and the small side crystal is a nice esthetic addition. No damage at all, there is a contact one one side face that is not seen from any logical display angle. A fine, classic locale tourmaline with top color and quality.
Elbaite v. Indicolite
stock #ALEC-30-018
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 1.1 x .9 (miniature)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

A gemmy, bright blue Santa Rosa Tourmaline with a hue not often available. Not a perfect specimen but still very displayable, the main termination and main crystal is complete, undamaged but with a little matrix adhering, the small side crystals have damage that can be seen with careful examination. That said it has an uncommon color and luster with very good clarity that is really nice.
Titanite -var. Sphene, twinned crystals
stock #18.1-AX-9-060
Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 x 2.5 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $340
pre Tucson 2015 update

Gemmy twin crystals with sharp edges and bright luster on a contrasting matrix. In good condition overall but with some edge chipping, hence more affordable. This is from finds made in the 1990's which had especially good color.
Elbaite -rare fibrous-zoned achroite, verdelite and indicolite crystal
stock #Alec-7-150-504
Aracuai, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.9 x 1.9 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

An very unusual older specimen from a find in the 1970's at Aracuai. The tourmaline crystal is both etched and prismatic with a large fibrous zone in the middle. The color zoning is unusual and includes the uncommon colorless (achroite) variety. Ex Larry White collection, this is an attractive oddity and very different from other finds of fibrous Tourmalines. In good but not perfect condition, there is contacting and chips but not badly noticable from some angles.
SOLD Elbaite- large dark green Tourmaline with
stock #SOLD 10.1-450
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.
Elbaite (fine intergrown crystals)
stock #A7-262-304
Golconda Pegmatite district, Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.8 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $1150
Spring 2013

A really clean, simple, elegant and eye catching miniature gem crystal! From the Larry White collection, this is a little more gemmy than the photos show. There is one repair on this that is not easily seen. Older material unlike anything found recently, this has bright luster and super esthetics.
Brazilianite (on albite)
stock #12.1-124
Telirio Mine, Linopolis
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


A clean, bright, sharp and colorful specimen of clustered gemmy Brazilianites on a tiny shard of Albite matrix. The crystals reach 3.5 CM and are in fine condition. From 2009 finds in Linopolis, this is far above average and has a great esthetic, but at an affordable price.
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