cranberry-red, gem Tourmaline (Smale Coll.)

Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.4 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A gorgeous, old-time tourmaline from the famed Cruzeiro Mine and the Steve Smale Collection. This gemmy, lustrous, well-striated beauty has intense cranberry-red color. The amazing color saturation is uniform. The lower part of the crystal is just super gemmy! This is more intense cranberry-red than the famous Jonas tourmalines! The termination is a very interesting, modified pinacoid. Tourmalines of this rare and very desirable color came out in the 1960s and 70s, with none since. Complete all-around and pristine. The backlit photo highlights the gorgeous color and gemminess. A rare and juicy Cruzeiro Fairly valued at $1000. Seldom on the market in this quality. 9 grams.

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