Rubellite Tourmaline on Lepidolite and Albite from Brazil

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Rubellite Tourmaline on Lepidolite and Albite from Brazil

The superb specimen is extremely aesthetic and, of course, is from a famous locality. The combination of color and form make this a wonderful collector specimen.

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Weight 137 g
Dimensions 8.9 × 5.7 × 3.8 cm
Size

Small Cabinet

Locality

Jonas mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Rubellite Tourmaline on Lepidolite and Albite from Brazil

This is from one of the greatest elbaite discoveries, this Jonas Mine specimen is a rich, cranberry color, and is both transparent and lustrous. Good to great specimens from this find are getting hard to find and expensive.

A “JONAS” tourmaline is one of those essentials, to which all other rubellites are compared. This was the most famous tourmaline find of the century, perhaps ever, to most folks’ way of thinking.

This cranberry-colored elbaite is from the famous pocket in the late 1970’s. This specimen is spectacular, featuring a doubly-terminated crystals and exhibiting exceptional color.

The classic Rubellite variety is showcased with this Jonas Mine piece perfectly associated with a pinkish lepidolite cluster. The superb specimen is extremely aesthetic and, of course, is from a famous locality.

The combination of color and form make this a wonderful collector specimen.

Rubellite Tourmaline on Lepidolite and Albite from Brazil Specification

Minerals:
Rubellite Tourmaline on Lepidolite and Albite

Cabinet Small Size:
(LWD) 8.9 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Xl: 5.3 x 1.6 x 1 cm
Xl: 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm

Weight: 137 grams

Locality:
Jonas mine (João Pinto mine), Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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