Pomba Pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
A really fantastic specimen from the famous Pomba Pit in Brazil. It hosts deep red crystals of the rare tourmaline family member uvite. Both the typical tourmaline prismatic habit and the rarer truncated habit are seen in well defined and nearly isolated crystals. At the Pomba Pit, some uvite crystals have formed with essentially one termination right on top of the other, making them appear very similar to garnet. One of the crystals on the edge of this plate is a nearly perfect pseudo-dodecahedron. The crystals are translucent with strong lighting or backlighting and have formed with tiny, perfect rhombohedrons of white magnesite. This comes with a custom acrylic base, which of course I did not realize when I took the photos because that would have been easier and better.
Ex Gus Eifler
5.80 x 5.0 x 1.50 cm