• Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
Tourmaline

Elbaite Tourmaline

$9,500.00   €8,118  £6,910.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21447
The district of Coronel Murta in Minas Gerais, Brazil, is host to many pegmatite bodies and is famous for its magnificent Tourmalines.  This beautiful Elbaite crystal measures an impressive 12.8 cm and forms an isosceles triangle in cross section.  Remembering back to school days, this is a triangle with two equal sides and, as in the case of this Tourmaline prism, a shorter third side.  This ex-matrix specimen has a rough base and perfect termination, with deeply striated faces and an asymmetric trigonal termination.  The entire crystal is glassy with a bright reflective lustre, and although flawed and cloudy, is completely translucent.  In general, the prism is deep green and once back-lit displays beautiful rich hues of electric lime green bordered either side by a more bluish-lime.  Towards the termination the prism turns blush-pink with a golden-apricot termination.  An additional stunning feature is that of a 3.5 cm long zone of silky bright pink Elbaite enclosing a bluish-leaf green centre towards the base of the prism, reminiscent of red and green candied rhubarb.  A delightful Elbaite Tourmaline from Brazil.

Details

Dimensions
12.8 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Tourmaline
Locality
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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