National Geographic : 1948 Oct
() National (eograplhii Society Old Droopy Ears and 506 Kodachrome and Ektachrome by W. Robert Moore a Glittering Array of Gem Stones Represent Two Major Sources of Minas Gerais' Wealth On a fazenda (ranch) near Pedro Leopoldo, a foreman displays a prize Indu-Brasil bull. Such cattle, a hardy crossbreed developed from India stock, thrive on Brazilian ranges. The young lady tries an aquamarine for size. Large uncut crystals are (left to right) aquamarine, blue topaz, and tourmaline. Other stones include morganite, amethyst, citrine, and Brazilian emerald. Diamonds also are mined in Minas Gerais; the blue-white "President Vargas," discovered in 1938, weighed 726.6 carats and was valued at $750,000.