Dims:2.5x2.3x1.5" (6.4x5.8x3.8 cm)
Wt: 6.2oz. (176g)
Pedra Alta Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is an interesting specimen of schorl tourmaline with a small amount of albite and muscovite matrix. Due to the angles of the termination faces, I believe this to be a single crystal with multiple terminations at one end. This growth pattern is rather unusual, and quite attractive. This is a very shiny, reflective crystal, and it looks MUCH better in person than in the photograph. There is moderate damage to one side and the back of this specimen; the display face, however, is undamaged.