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SOLD Quartz replacing Elbaite
Urubu Mine, Monte Bello, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.3 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


An amazing example of this rare Pseudomorph where Quartz is replacing and overgrowing a tourmaline. A mint green Elbaite crystal is almost completely replaced with just an exterior skin remaining. The core is now pure quartz and the original termination is capped with terminated Quartz prisms. This was found several decades ago and stands apart as an especially esthetic example. The front view of this is the obvious display side but the back and underside are especially interesting as they show the transition well. A fine addition for any Tourmaline or Quartz suite, and almost never available on the market.




SOLD Quartz replacing Elbaite
Urubu Mine, Monte Bello, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.3 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


An amazing example of this rare Pseudomorph where Quartz is replacing and overgrowing a tourmaline. A mint green Elbaite crystal is almost completely replaced with just an exterior skin remaining. The core is now pure quartz and the original termination is capped with terminated Quartz prisms. This was found several decades ago and stands apart as an especially esthetic example. The front view of this is the obvious display side but the back and underside are especially interesting as they show the transition well. A fine addition for any Tourmaline or Quartz suite, and almost never available on the market.