MGR58 Tourmaline, Tourmaline
Morondava Area, Western Madagascar
4.7x 3.8x 2.3 cm
The tourmaline is not gemmy and has a lot of internal fracturing, but as it is one of only two like it that I have seen, I figured I’d purchase it.
To begin with, the specimen has a reasonably thick green cap on a pink body, which is somewhat unusual. The crystal has an unusual termination, far more rounded that is the norm for tourmaline, especially in Madagascar where the terminations tend to be exaggerated points.
This piece is similar tot he specimen above, except the crystal is smaller and on matrix. Again, it"s an unusual and very interesting piece.