Dims: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.7" (10.9 x 6.4 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 12.6 oz. (357 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Several partial Elbaite crystals rest in the pegmatite host rock of this hand specimen. All are damaged and none are more than 50% complete, so that one can only see suggestions of their trigonal prismatic form. A few have a deep, slightly olive-green coloration, a few are pink in color, and the rest have a dark green skin surrounding a pink core, denoting watermelon tourmaline. Spots of dim transparence are visible in some places, but most are translucent at best.