Tourmaline cluster ex. Saller collection

Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 09/12/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A beautiful, complexly arranged cluster of evergreen-colored gem tourmalines, from this classic locale. There is no repair to this cluster, and only trivial damage in that a few of the minor crystals are broken off. All major crystals are intact, complete, and doubly-terminated in the upper portion of the specimen. Only the bottom of the "pedestal" crystal was connected to the matrix that this grew from. Jackstraw clusters of tourmaline like this are uncommon, especially without repairs. The color here is a dark, beautiful green. Not pastel but more evergreen in hue. luster is very good, all around, especially on the particularly glassy flat terminations of the major crystals. Note that the more slender crystal pointing up has a pyramidal termination in contrast to the flat terminations on the others. I find this interesting - two terminations on crystals within the same cluster in the same pocket!? Except for very minor damage, as I said to insignificant smaller crystals, this is complete all around. Valued $2500. Ex Saller collection of Germany. 93 grams

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