Tourmaline & Quartz w/ Apatite
- Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
- Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 03/19/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A DRAMATIC and STRIKING, two-sided, jackstraw cluster of gemmy and lustrous, watermelon tourmalines and glassy, transparent quartz crystals from recent finds at the famous Pederneira Mine of Brazil. A SERIOUS bonus with this gorgeous piece are the clusters of tiny, yellow apatite crystals on both sides. Many of the crystals have the distinct hexagonal apatite crystal habit. The large tourmaline is 4.0 cm and its pristine. The overall piece is in excellent condition as you can see. A couple of broken tourmalines across the top and one or two broken quartz tips are barely noticeable and are certainly not a detraction to this beauty.