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Elbaite -ex Smale, dark gem Tourmaline
stock #8AE-685
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.2 x 2.9 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $2750
Spring 2019

A fine large old Tourmaline crystal from Barra de Salinas, formerly in the famed Smale collection. Deep green color, excellent gem clarity this weighs 84 grams. Best displayed with some backlighting as it is dark without. The complex termination is a series of staggered chisel tips looking like a skyline. The front display side is in very good condition, the backside (last photo) has contacts/chipping that are not seen from the front or sides. The architectural structure of the main prism, very glassy luster and deep striations makes this stand out as a choice Brazilian gem.
SOLD Kyanite
stock #SOLD 18.1-700
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.9 x 4.7 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A pair of intense blue terminated Kyanite crystals are joined in a V form. The Kyanites are translucent on the edges and one has a dark blue "racing stripe" that runs along the C axis. In fine condition and with deepest indigo color these are modern classics,. This specimen is a lot better in person and the color is much richer than the usual.
Elbaite - curved, rehealed crystal
stock #18.1-197
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 3. 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $390
Spring update

An older, fat and substantial Elbaite crystal with a slight curve where it has rehealed. Multi color, 48 grams and with a white fibrous zone at the bend point. There is scattered bits of Clevelandite on a few faces. Good luster and quite sharp complex termination. Better in person too.
Elbaite -slightly curved crystal
stock #17.1-AX-19-100
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
Post Tucson 2015

A darker bottle green Tourmaline with a subtle curve, color gradation and complete termination. 34.5 Grams in heft, there is an area of fibrous (cats eye) crystal in the curve zone where this crystal has had some natural breaks and rehealing. There is one repair at that point as well. A good, sizable, affordable crystal from a famed locale in good condition as seen.
SOLD Elbaite- large dark green Tourmaline with
stock #SOLD 10.1-450
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.9 x 2.2 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
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.
Tourmaline (Elbaite)
stock #8 DK-162
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


A big, fat multi colored parrelel growth Elbaite crystal with distinct zoning. Good color -this would cut some large and fine cats eye gems, this is also fluorescent and has two distinct color zones. This has been photographed for an upcoming article on Fl. Tourmaline. Real nice luster and undamaged except at the attachment point . A good value for a large and unusual Elbaite.
6 specimens listed
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