Elbaite, Quartz

Elbaite, Quartz

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10768
Region: Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 15.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm

The Mineralogical Record published a wonderfully comprehensive article on the Pederneira Mine in Volume 45, Number 1, January-February 2015. This outstanding specimen from the world-famous Gerhard Wagner Tourmaline Collection was found during 2002 in the "18% Pocket". A photograph of this superb specimen is included on Page Number 90 of the Mineralogical Record article. The authors of this article make an important observation about the specimen quality from the 18% Pocket: "What makes the specimens from this pocket so lovely are the huge flawless sections in all of the major crystals. Nearly 45% of the volume of the crystals is flawless gem-grade tourmaline, and the color is a vibrant blue. In the antilogous crystals there is a reddish-pink color zone in the last centimeter of the termination, capped by a flat pedion face with one dominant bevel only. No other pocket at Pederneira produced crystals with this trait." A fantastic piece worthy of any advanced mineral collection.

Repaired: 5x

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