Species: Uvite Tourmaline
Locality: Brumado, Bahia State, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.
Green and red uvite tourmaline crystals from Brazil’s Brumado deposit are considered the finest examples of this species in the world, and are true Brazilian mineral classics. This is a competition-quality miniature, consisting of a large, lustrous, perfect, gemmy emerald-green crystal. Uvites of this size and quality are not common on today’s market, and this is a super gem crystal miniature from the Julian Hoffman collection. Mark Cross photo. Classic!!