• Elbaite Tourmaline with Lepidolite
  • Elbaite Tourmaline with Lepidolite
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Elbaite Tourmaline with Lepidolite

$750.00   €647  £550.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21299
This delightful 3.4 cm tall cluster of parallel Elbaite Tourmaline crystals is from a new gem pocket found in the Coronel Murta district of Minas Gerais in Brazil.  The prisms grade from an opaque and translucent mix of cobalt and candy-pink prisms through to rich gemmy cranberry terminations.  These gemmy termination extend 5 mm down into the prisms, which for the overall size is striking.  Encrusted around the prism bases are small books of naturally etched crystals of lavender Lepidolite mica.  The crystals have a fabulous bright glassy lustre which grades to slightly silky towards the base.  When back-lit, the gemmy terminations glow and dazzle.  No repairs have been made to this specimen and it is nicely displayed on a small colourless acrylic base.

Details

Dimensions
3.4 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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