Heavily etched, hollow Tourmaline crystal

Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.5 x 2.6 x 1.6 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 striking, highly unusual, polychrome tourmaline from the famous Pederniera Mine. The front of this very showy, glassy and lustrous piece is a classic, Pederneira polychrome tourmaline. The well-striated body is a pleasing seafoam-green, grading up to a gorgeous, gemmy, teal-blue at the termination. The glassy termination, itself, is purple. The back of the piece is the suprise! Nearly all of the tourmaline has been etched away, leaving a curved hollow. Only the termination area is left and is partially etched. Needles of tourmaline are seen hanging down. Facinating material from this famous locale.

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