1.5" 245ct Colorful Green&Red Core WATERMELON TOURMALINE Crystal Brazil for sale

Product Code: EB0717TWAT5
Availability: In Stock
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Location Barra do Salinas district, Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size 1.5" x 1.2" x 1.1"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

Here's a large single crystal of watermelon tourmaline from Brazil. Both ends of the crystal show the internal structure, which has a red inner core and a green outer coating about 1/16" thick - just like a watermelon cut in two! The sides of the crystal are bright and lustrous, highlighting the striations typical of this species. This is a brightly colorful example of this highly collectible form of tourmaline, which has become very hard to find these days. It comes from a find made in the 1960s in Brazil, that was recently re-dicovered in someone's basement.