• Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite
  • Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite
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Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite

$400.00   €327  £290.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21302
A different looking Elbaite Tourmaline from a new gem pocket in the Coronel Murta district of Minas Gerais, Brazil, capped with radiating blades of white Albite Feldspar.  The 4 cm tall Elbaite crystal is asymmetric in cross-section, with two highly lustrous curved prism faces and one broader, flat face with a silky lustre and dusted with micro Albite crystals of 1 mm and under.  The steep-sided pyramidal termination is largely masked by a spray of lustrous, glassy Albite crystals of the variety Cleavelandite, with crystals up to 1.7 cm long, forming a semi-glistening cap.  All three prism faces are vertically striated while the prism is a mix of gemmy and translucent feathered zones varying from hot cerise to bubble gum-pink.  No repairs have been made to this specimen and it is nicely displayed on a small colourless acrylic base.

Details

Dimensions
4.2 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Albite, Elbaite, Tourmaline

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