Tourmaline


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T186 - Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259) SOLD
Delicias Mine, Baja California, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Delicias Mine, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t186a.jpg] Tourmaline from Delicias Mine, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t186b.jpg] Tourmaline from Delicias Mine, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t186c.jpg]

Hard to come by purple Tourmaline crystal from Baja. These are rare to find and have a distinct pyramidal termination and purple color. Undamaged. Weighs 2.3 grams.


T187 - Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.


T188 - Tourmaline $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 3886) SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.4 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t188a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t188b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t188c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t188d.jpg]

Stout Tourmaline crystal with incredible and rare color combination. Purple at the termination grading to blue, then green, then pink. Stunning! Narrow back side is somewhat contacted (see photo), otherwise undamaged except for a couple trivial shallow nicks. Weighs 59.4 grams.


T189 - Tourmaline $ 4500 (=~ AUS$ 5829) SOLD
Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm


Tourmaline from Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t189a.jpg] Tourmaline from Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t189b.jpg] Tourmaline from Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t189c.jpg]

Old blue cap Tourmaline from the Charlie Key collection. Grades from a deep pure blue at the termination to a lighter blue, then an orangey red, and finally to a more raspberry red. A complete floater that is naturally etched at the bottom. Translucent to gemmy throughout. I've only seen a couple similar crystals, both also out of the Charlie Key collection. My gram scale only go to 100 grams, so I had to use my postal scale which measured it at a little over 107 grams.


T190 - Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over pink coloration on Clevelandite feldspar. The small crystal flat in the Clevelandite is unterminated, otherwise specimen is undamaged.


T191 - Tourmaline $ 130 (=~ AUS$ 168) SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.6 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t191a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t191b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t191c.jpg]

Long, slender intergrown pair of Tourmaline crystals with a pink and green coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 2.9 grams.



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