• Elbaite on Smoky Quartz
  • Elbaite on Smoky Quartz

Elbaite on Smoky Quartz

ID: CC18998
This terminated, pink-green-pink colour-zoned 3 cm tall Elbaite Tourmaline contrasts nicely against the almost black, smoky Quartz crystal in which it is embedded.  From the famous gem-pegmatite deposits in the Gilgit District of Pakistan, the Elbaite displays characteristic vertical striations along its prism faces, a flat pinacoid termination and colour changes from translucent candy pink through pale limey-leaf green to a candy pink termination.  A lovely small miniature.  The pinacoid face shows slight conchoidal fracturing along one edge but this does not distract as this is minor and faces slightly backwards.

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3.5 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm
Gem Minerals, Quartz and Agate, Tourmaline
Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Quartz

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