"Red-tip" polychrome Tourmaline (Steve Smale Coll.)

Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.8 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:12:54 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A beautiful, gemmy and lustrous, parallel-growth, "red-tip", polychrome tourmaline from the famous Cruzeiro Mine. The translucent, cranberry-red, pyramidal and pinacoidal termination grades downward to a very gemmy, blue-gray-green at the base. This striking crystal is exceptional, in that the cranberry-red extends much further down the crystal than usually seen. This beauty is complete all-around and pristine. This is CLASSIC, old, 1960s-1970s material from this renowned locale. Ex Steve Smale Collection. 10 grams.

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