Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
From the classic Sapo locality, this tourmaline features the highly coveted “watermelon” color showing a deep reddish-pink with a green periphery. Sapo Mine is famous for its hydroxylapatites and its amazing tourmalines. The watermelon pieces were largely found in the first of three famous pockets discovered in 1997. The first pocket contained bicolor red and green crystals. The second pocket contained blue crystals, and the third contained the blue cap pieces. The crystal is lustrous and gemmy with an intact top termination. There is some minor chipping to the edges, but overall, it is a great piece representing the most historic find of Sapo tourmalines.
3.30 x 1.30 x 1.20 cm