Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This unusual tourmaline hosts the unusual color combination of a kelly green outer rim with a sky-blue core. It is doubly terminated with recrystallized ends, one of which shows the sky-blue coloring quite well. The piece has a small sidecar tourmaline which is also doubly terminated. The outside of the piece is heavily decorated with well-formed pink lepidolite crystals and small formations of white albite feldspar. This piece is from an old collection, and unfortunately the exact mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil is unknown.
Ex Jim’s Gems – Ex J. Cilen
4.10 x 2.90 x 2.10 cm