• Liddicoatite Tourmaline
  • Liddicoatite Tourmaline
  • Liddicoatite Tourmaline
  • Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Tourmaline

Liddicoatite Tourmaline

$3,500.00   €3,113  £2,650.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC15001
A fine double terminated crystal of reddish-plum Liddicoatite Tourmaline from Fianarantsoa Province in southeast Madagascar. Fianarantsoa is a large province containing almost 130 recognised mineral localities but, like so often in Madagascar, more precise detail of the locality is lacking. This specimen displays an excellent crystal of Liddicoatite, measuring 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm and is attached along one side and part of its base to an aesthetic matrix of very well crystallised Cleavelandite, a platy variety of Albite Feldspar. It should be made clear there is currently dispute on the naming of this species, so therefore may be either Liddicoatite or Fluor-liddicoatite, but the differences in chemistry are pedantic for most collectors. The prism is perfectly terminated at both ends but is interrupted in the bottom termination by the Cleavelandite. The Liddicoatite is transparent to translucent and contains draped veils within the crystal structure. A choice miniature of this rare Tourmaline species from Madagascar.

Details

Dimensions
4.8 × 5.0 × 4.6 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Latest Additions, Tourmaline
Locality
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Liddicoatite, Tourmaline

Related Mineral Specimens

Elbaite (Tourmaline) with Quartz
$7,500
 Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose Da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
Off-matrix, yet piercing a small, very slightly smoky Quartz crystal, two divergent terminated...
Elbaite Tourmaline on Quartz
$6,500
 Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Coronel Murta is a municipality rich in pegmatites, located in the northeast of Minas Gerais state...
Elbaite Tourmaline (10 crystal display set)
$6,000
 Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America
A charming and beautiful set of ten terminated Elbaite Tourmaline crystals from the Himalaya mine in...
Schorl Tourmaline
$400
 Woolley Farm, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, Europe
An intergrown group of opaque, lustrous jet-black Schorl Tourmaline crystals to 2.5 cm from the...