• Elbaite (Tourmaline group)
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline group)
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline group)
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline group)
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline group)
Gem Minerals

Elbaite (Tourmaline group)

$9,500.00   €8,591  £7,610.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17481
A beautiful and striking off-matrix specimen of Elbaite Tourmaline from the cassiterite mining district of the Jos Plateau in the Plateau State of central Nigeria. A tightly clustered group of about 12 Elbaite crystals in parallel growth form an exquisite aligned gemmy assemblage. Beginning with a subtle hint of pinkish-red around the base, the initial 1.5 to 3 cm prisms (depending on the length of each individual crystal) are a splendid and subtle indigo-aquamarine blue which grade to a rich chrome-leaf-green to near the terminations. All the crystals have complex, slightly pyramidal terminations with a finely pitted, deep green matt lustre.  All prism faces are vertically striated with a bright glassy lustre.  A highly attractive Nigerian Elbaite Tourmaline that will display beautifully.

Details

Dimensions
5.1 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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