||Tourmaline (elbaite) Steeply terminated
Golconda Pegmatite district, Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 2.1 CM (small miniature)
Deep gemmy green crystal with very unusual termination much like a Dunton mine, Maine but still distinctly different. The crystal is a flattened prism and the display side is relatively clean of damage (micro nicks of no real significance) the back and base have contacts and removal damage but it still displays well. It is a good gem crystal with a different look than any I have seen from Golconda.