Elbaite on Lepidolite
stock #Alec 19-320
Urubu Mine, Monte Bello, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley
6.5 x 3.7 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
Post Tucson 2015
From a find in the late 1990's this is a zoned "catseye" Tourmaline with gem clear green termination. The bottom termination of the main crystal shows the hollow interior with fine fibrous Elbaite that gives the catseye effect. Very attractive and nicely composed the condition is very good, in the photos most of what may look like chipping is small contacts that show some recrystallization. A good value with a main 5.8 cm Tourmaline well presented.