A great specimen of what is known as “mushroom” tourmaline, because of the mushroom shape of the rubellite crystals. It features rounded ball mushroom-like crystals with characteristic botryoidal shapes. The color is a vivid raspberry pink, and the crystals are shiny with wet-look luster. This is a very attractive and fine quality example of this very rare form of tourmaline. There are two small regular “mushrooms” on the apex of the botryoidal bright rubellite, they have a very different luster (typical) to the main crystals, and have a destinctive triangular shape. Its unusual to see both forms together. This is old material I obtained on a trip to Burma two years ago. Since then the authorities have made it basically impossible to export material from Burma, sadly!! PLEASE NOTE SIZE OF SPECIMEN. Please remember our prices are in rapidly depreciating Australian dollars.
PALELNI MINE, MOMEIK TOWNSHIP, SHAN STATE, BURMA.
18 x 16 x 11mm.