TOURMALINE – Madagascar – GFS0364
Anjanabonoina pegmatites, Ambohimanambola, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Impressive tourmaline from the Anjanabonoina pegmatites. This striking erect, apparently single crystal, is very glassy, highly lustrous with striated sides, above closed by a couple of pristine prismatic terminations with in evidence yellow-brownish color; Tourmaline body, covered on one side from white matrix, is ostensibly dark-brown but under backlighting reveals a fine internal texture with many transparent areas and olive-green-yellow color while the section below show an appreciable pink color. Anjanabonoina is famous for large multi-colored tourmalines and this piece is a fascinating example. Custom base included.
|7.5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm