Morro Redondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A cranberry and green tourmaline is a perfect thumbnail from the famous Morro Redondo Mine in Brazil. For me, the best part of the piece is the thick, chatoyant white band that is circumferential throughout the piece and clearly separates the red and green colors. The top is terminated with a gentle peak and has tiny extra crystal faces. The bottom is not terminated and appears to be at least partially recrystallized.
2.10 x 1.20 x 1.20 cm