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Mineral Specimen #6148    Red Violet Colored Tourmaline

Cruziero Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

2.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm
approximately 4.5 grams


A gemmy Tourmaline crystal which is an unusual and attractive red violet color. Most of the crystal is a uniform color with some variation in the 4mm below the termination. There is a very thin darker layer just below the termination below of which the color is lighter than the rest of the crystal. There is another thin layer, of a very light blue color which is between the light colored area and the rest of the crystal. The termination is flat and very smooth with a high luster and beveled edges. The crystal is gemmy and transparent with good luster.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: There are a few slight chipping on a couple of the edges of the termination.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Tourmaline | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars