• Elbaite Tourmaline
Gem Minerals

Elbaite Tourmaline

$100.00   €82  £70.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21317
This ex. matrix, single terminated crystal of pink Elbaite Tourmaline has recently come from a new gem pocket found in the Coronel Murta district of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Occasionally large crystal-lined pockets are encountered in granite pegmatites with the gem crystals having been largely protected by enveloping clay minerals, a breakdown product of Feldspar.  This charming thumbnail with a rich, hot fuchsia-pink prism, terminates with a delicate creamy, ice-cream pink termination which slopes through the prism forming a coloured cap 1 to 5 mm deep.  The Elbaite, which measures 2.3 cm tall, has vertical striations and a bright and glassy lustre, whereas the pinacoid has a semi-reflective, waxy lustre.  There are no repairs to this specimen and the crystal is displayed nicely on a small colourless acrylic base.


2.3 × 1.0 × 1.0 cm
Gem Minerals, Tourmaline
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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