Magnesite with Red Uvite Tourmalines from the Pomba Pit


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This magnesite and uvite crystal mix is from the Pomba Pit in Serra das Egus, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil. This mine is a commercial producer of magnesite and talc however uvite and other accessory minerals, including emeralds are found there. The mine owners enforce a ban on mineral collecting that includes the miners that work there. This piece consists of a crystalline magnesite matrix that is topped with rhombic magnesites and the uncommon red variety of uvite tourmalines. This piece measures approximately 2 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 1/8 inches or 60 x 31 x 28 mm.

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Weight8 oz