Just in from Africa!
We just acquired several burlap
sacks stuffed full of unsearched tourmaline from an old mine in Africa. The
entire lot had neatly been stored in these sacks, each of which weighs over 50
pounds, where they have sat untouched for years.
When I first saw this stash I was
in sheer amazement. To put the size of this hoard into perspective, consider
this: based on its weight, it is barely shy of 2,000,000 carats! We are
dividing all of this tourmaline into 1,000+ carat bags (just shy of 1/2
pound!!!) and selling them for only $19.95 per bag.
What a GREAT GIFT idea! These
bags of unsearched tourmaline will be fun for the whole family to search through
Imagine what you might find...
Tourmaline with excellent cut,
color, and clarity could be worth thousands of dollars per carat. Each lot will
have pieces ranging in size from less than 1 carat to pieces that will weigh a
whopping 80 carats or more. Most of these will be great for tumbling, wire wrap
jewelry, or just really neat to have. And you never know when that very
precious gem will show up!
These dark green tourmaline
pieces are uncut, uncleaned, rough, mine run tourmaline straight out of the
mine. They are neither sorted through nor cherry picked ~ they come to you as
they have come to us directly from Africa. Tourmaline is a gemstone noted for
the large and unsurpassed range of colors in which it occurs it is a tough
stone, hard enough to be used for a pendant or a ring.
Tourmaline is the family name
which includes the following varieties; chrome (green), indicolite (blue),
rubelite (red), dravite (brown), achroite (colorless), and siberite
(reddish-violet). Yellow and green tourmalines are simply called tourmaline with
the color as a prefix. Dark green tourmaline is often the most sought after and
valuable of all the varieties of tourmaline. They will need to be cleaned in
order to be reveal the amethyst gems that you will be the first person ever to
It is a real treasure hunt with these because many times the
outer crust hides the best tourmaline crystals.
We cannot make any promises on
exactly what you will find, but we can promise that you will receive a great
variety and variations in color, size and shape of peridot pieces. Whether you
are a beginning collector looking to get started, an experienced collector, or
even a jeweler ~ satisfaction guaranteed...or your money back!
Cleaning instructions are included with every order.
Every order comes with detailed instructions on how to clean and polish your