• Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline
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Elbaite var. Indicolite Tourmaline

$5,500.00   €4,699  £4,000.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19116
This magnificent inky blue Elbaite Tourmaline from the Santa Rosa mine in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is a single, ex-matrix, crystal with a horizontally cleaved base and finely stepped trigonal pyramidal termination.  Due to its large size the prism is opaque, yet in transmitted light its faces are translucent.  The initial 6 cm from the base is a milky indigo blue with a metallic internal lustre, then rapidly grades to a much deeper indigo blue.  The termination is one where the Elbaite divides into a myriad of acicular terminations, giving the three termination faces a complex spiky texture, that of upwardly pointing fine needles.  At about 6.5 cm above the base is a hairline crack encircling the prism which initially appears as if it could be repaired.  This is considered not the case, appearing to have been naturally re-healed.  A majestic blue Elbaite Tourmaline worthy of any museum display.  The specimen is accompanied with a custom made acrylic base with a machine-cut contoured profile.

Details

Dimensions
16.4 × 4.2 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Tourmaline
Locality
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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