• Vanadian Uvite Tourmaline
  • Vanadian Uvite Tourmaline
  • Vanadian Uvite Tourmaline
Tourmaline

Vanadian Uvite Tourmaline

$5,500.00   €4,816  £4,350.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17355
A spectacular double terminated crystal of Uvite, a chrome-rich member of the Tourmaline Group and in the case of this specimen, also with a high vanadium content.  The primary crystal measures approximately 3.4 cm long (between terminations) and 4.4 x 3.4 cm in cross-section.  Attached to this at one side and in parallel growth, is a smaller incomplete Uvite crystal.  From the pegmatites of the Merelani Hills in the Lelatema Mountains of Tanzania, this fine crystal is generally a very dark bottle-green, appearing almost black, but with numerous zones and patches of mottled mid-leaf-green Uvite.  All prism and termination faces have a high lustre.  A little natural damage is to be seen on the odd edge, but this is typical for such specimens and does not detract.  A magnificent Vanadian Uvite Tourmaline from the Merelani Hills of Tanzania.

Details

Dimensions
5.2 × 4.2 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Tourmaline, Uvite

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