Dims: 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.8" (4.5 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
Five large Uvites and several very small ones are intergrown to form this hand specimen. These crystals are in excellent condition, showing very little damage, and reach dimensions of 1.4 x 0.6 x 0.5" (3.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm). All have excellent trigonal form, in the prismatic, almost columnar habit that is common with all tourmalines. Their color is a deep, dull green and their luster is the standard vitreous, and all are only dimly translucent. There is no base or host material present.