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Mineral Specimen #6496    Bicolor Dravite Tourmaline with minor Magnesite

Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

8.4 x 6.2 x 2.7 cm
3.3 x 2.4 x 1.1 in


A plate composed of a jumble of Dravite Tourmaline crystals, many which are double terminated. The double terminated crystals are quite different from one end to the other. One end is a reddish brown root beer color with a termination composed of three, very smooth faces. The other end is composed of multiple, filament like crystals which are greenish gray in color. Please note: the colors in the close-ups are more realistic. The Dravite crystals have a high, glassy luster. There are small, white to clear colored Magnesite crystals are scattered across the specimen.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: A couple of the crystals at the pointed end of the specimen are incomplete, but is not noticable.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Tourmaline | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars