Very many yellow-orange DRAVIT crystals in silvery shiny MUSCOVIT matrix
TOP RARITY of type locality
DRAVITE are MAGNESIUM TURMALINE
First described by the Austrian scientist Prof. Tschermak in 1883- This hitherto unknown tourmaline group was a mineralogical sensation and was presented worldwide at exhibitions and museums. The first site is also the type locality and lies in the outermost southeast of Carinthia – here the river DRAU flows towards the Danube and the Black Sea – the site is today on the territory of the Rep. Slovenia and there is the river DRAVE – hence the name. No new finds have appeared here for more than 40 years. Xx
The last photo shows the back of the steps.
Dobrova – UNTERDRAUBURG – KÄRNTEN
Weight: 560 g Dimensions:12 x 9 x 7 cm