Tourmaline (old finds circa 1970s)

Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/17/2009 6:40:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An extremely vibrant green color makes this stand out as old material from the Pederneira. It has a glassiness to the surface that is hard to equal in tourmaline, really top quality luster. The color is brighter and more sparkling then modern green-toned pederneira crystals tend to be (though there are some exceptions) and when combined with the luster, the piece really is vibrant beyond its apparent size. The little sidecar crystal at the base is broken off, and the upper sidecar crystal seems contacted (not damaged). The piece is complete all around, on the main crystal. Valued $2400. 30 grams

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