UVITE TOURMALINE Crystal, Bahia, Brazil (rm20-13)

$75.00

TOURMALINE, variety UVITE. Thumbnail-size crystal has dark red color. The red is visible under direct lighting. Red uvite crystals are far less common then green ones. Luster is vitreous. The crystal is 1.0 inch in length. From the Brumado area of Bahia, Brazil.

UVITE is a member of the Tourmaline group. It is a calcium, magnesium, aluminum, boro-silicate mineral. The crystal system is Trigonal. Hardness is 7 – 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Uvite occurs primarily in calcium- and boron-rich, metamorphic and skarn-type environments. In 2020, the International Mineralogical Association redefined Uvite as two separate minerals that are end-members of a solid-solution series: Uvite now refers to the hydroxyl-dominant end-member, while Fluor-uvite is the correct name for the fluorine-dominant end-member.

LocationPomba pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

Metaphysical propertiesUvite diminishes fears and promotes self-confidence, awakens one from illusions, brings an awareness of reality, and enhances fortitude.

Specimen size: 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches

Specimen weight: 10 grams (0.4 ounces)

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This piece is from the collection of Roger Maynard. Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey in New Mexico.

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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in

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