• Elbaite (Tourmaline) on Quartz with Lepidolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) on Quartz with Lepidolite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) on Quartz with Lepidolite
Silicates

Elbaite (Tourmaline) on Quartz with Lepidolite

$4,500.00   €3,792  £3,420.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20765
Wow and double wow!  What a fabulous specimen this is!  A broad, skyscraper-like tower of bluish-green Elbaite Tourmaline emerges vertically from a horizontal matrix of sub-parallel snow-white Cleavelandite crystals, the bladed variety of Albite Feldspar.  Just for good measure the Cleavelandite is peppered with occasional lavender Lepidolite mica crystals and small Elbaite prisms, each of around 5 mm long.  The Elbaite tower sits on another part crystal of Elbaite which emerges out from the Albite, where its rough, cleaved end reveals an inner core of rich raspberry-red Elbaite of the watermelon variety.  Both this and the main Elbaite crystals are translucent deep spring leaf-green tending to a metallic-green.  The 4.5 cm tall prism terminates in a pinacoid of paler green although end-on, the pinacoid appears bluish-green.  A cojoined parallel Elbaite prism, 2.5 cm tall, and of the same colour, terminates in a delightful cornflower-teal blue.  Enough said, it is a gorgeous combination of Elbaite Tourmaline and Albite from Barra de Salinas and one which is sure to delight.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 6.8 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Quartz and Agate, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Barra De Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Quartz, Tourmaline

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