Sceptered Tourmaline (Steve Smale Coll.)

Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A BEAUTIFUL, gemmy and lustrous, bi-colored, sceptered green tourmaline with a pink base and striking pyramidal termination with intriguing etched faces. There is even a hint of teal-blue in the termination. This gorgeous, uncommon and older beauty is from the famous Barra de Salinas pegmatites of Brazil and the Steve Smale Collection. Pristine and complete all-around. The UNRETOUCHED backlit photo highlights the gemminess and gorgeous color saturations. 11 grams. The "Rocketship". alued $1500-1750

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