South America Mineral Gallery
Browse the Vibrant Images of some stunning Minerals over the next few pages from South America- including Peru; Bolivia; Brazil.
Resplendor, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, BRAZIL
Miniature: 59 x 36 x 30mm - 94gms
Exceptional deep green Elbaite Tourmaline with complex multiple terminations, from the Aimorés pegmatite district, Eastern Brazil.
The colour of the crystal varies throughout its length from a deep bottle green to a brownish tawny yellow and back to a dark cap.
The main termination is made up of fibrous crystal strands -clearly seen below the cap and above the 'lower' termination which has a crystal face, punctuated by the wonderful addition of a micro crystal of deep brown Cassiterite.
Some of the fibrous terminations have an attractive lilac tone to them.The Elbaite has a small point of attachment at the base, but also has fibrous terminations here too, aswell as some attached Albite.
Deaccessioned from my collection, this Tourmaline was originally collected in late 1970's / early 1980's. FURTHER IMAGES AVAILABLE or can view higher resolution here:http://www.mindat.org/photo-332154.html
Huaron Mines, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
small miniature:28 x 36 x 10mm : $33.00
Lovely rosette of pale amber to champagne coloured bladed Barite crystals, from the finds of 2006 -7. The edges of the crystals are typical chisel terminations with just a few nicks that are barely niticeable.
There are some areas of Sulphide inclusions in the crystals giving a slight bluish tinge.
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