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Do u know what mine this came from its brazilian rubellite 25-30 years old all i know is its Minus Gerais

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asked Feb 17, 2016 by brit.littke (120 points)

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Hard to tell the exact mine by visuals alone. Minas Gerais in Brazil contains a vast amount of gem pegmatite deposit that produced all different types of tourmaline. The most well-known Brazilian locality for rubellite is the Jonas Mine; however Jonas Mine pieces are usually darker than yours.
answered Feb 19, 2016 by hershel (49,750 points)