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ELBAITE (repaired)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil 7.5 cm × 6 cm × 5.5 cm

$2,500 Specimen Number: 0718-0005 Browse All Specimens
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Elbaite tourmaline from the Pederneira Mine in Brazil has always been viewed with a great level of esteem. Though not particularly rare in the open market, the consistent quality and aesthetic of Pederneira tourmalines has made them a favorite among collectors, and this piece is a perfect example of why. This specimen hosts several crystals of blue Elbaite, grown amongst several patches of deep lavender Lepidolite. The prominent crystal at the center of the specimen measures 3.3 cm in length, and is accented by a doubly terminated crystal to its left. There is a single repair near the base of the central tourmaline. The repair is at the base of the crystal, largely obscuring it from view. In all, a magnificent example from one of the world’s most famous tourmaline localities.
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