Buergerite (rare tourmaline!) Stoudt Coll.

Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Miniature, 3.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Buergerite is a rare member of the tourmaline group recognized superficially by its brown color with golden internal flecks, found nowhere else in good crystals. The locality produced one single batch in the late 1960s, which came to Tucson. The person who found it died before revealing the location; and no more were found until Dr. Romero hired two exploration geologists to go looking for it again. Few were found. This showy piece is richly covered with sharp crystals, some doubly terminated, to 6 mm on rhyolite matrix. Excellent and rich material from this unique one-time find. Ex Dave Stoudt Mexico Collection. It looks great from two different views and the two different lighting systems accentuate the colors!

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