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

Elbaite (Tourmaline)

$3,500.00   €2,949  £2,660.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20759
Although at first not obvious, this is a double terminated Elbaite Tourmaline measuring 6.7 cm from Coronel Murta in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  The striated prism terminates at one end with a shallow-angled, asymmetric pyramid of golden honey-lemon while the opposite, less recognisable termination is intense bubble gum-pink with a distorted sloping face showing a micro-crystallised surface and small secondary overgrowths of candy-pink Elbaite.  The intervening prism grades from the 2 to 5 mm deep bubble gum-pink latter termination through aquamarine-green, limey-leaf-green, again aquamarine then gingery-saffron and back into bright limey-leaf-green and then candy-pink before the lemon termination.  Wow, what a sequence!  The crystal’s optical quality ranges between translucent and semi-transparent with many gemmy zones, although these have wispy hair-like inclusions.  Adjacent to the more unusual termination, thin acicular Elbaite crystals to about 5 mm long overgrow a prism face for about 2 cm of its length.  A stunning Elbaite Tourmaline from Coronel Murta. 

Details

Dimensions
6.7 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Tourmaline
Locality
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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