• Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite
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Elbaite (Tourmaline) Var. Indicolite

$7,500.00   €6,584  £5,870.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17467
An outstanding 6 cm tall crystal of Elbaite Tourmaline of the blue variety Indicolite, from Sauda mine in the Gilgit District of Pakistan.  This crystal is from a pocket discovered in September 2006 and has a shallow, trigonal pyramidal termination which contains shallow imprints of small Tourmaline crystals that once lined the cavity in which it grew. The crystal comprises of four distinct colour zones: an initial 3.5 cm intensely dark blue section which appears black; a 0.6 cm greyish-blue zone; a 1 cm transparent neon-blue zone and terminating a deep inky blue.  The prism faces are vertically striated and have a bright glassy to silky lustre.  The base of the Indicolite crystal is glued to a small cubic acrylic mount, the glue of which can easily be removed If desired.  A gorgeous Indicolite Tourmaline of striking appearance from the Sauda mine in Pakistan.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Sauda Mine, Gilgit, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen