• Fluor-liddicoatite
  • Fluor-liddicoatite
  • Fluor-liddicoatite
  • Fluor-liddicoatite
Gem Minerals

Fluor-liddicoatite

$4,500.00   €4,143  £3,450.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28293
The rare tourmaline species Fluor-liddicoatite is the fluorine analogue of Liddicoatite and this magnificent miniature is from, or from very close to, its type locality near to Antsirabe in the Vakinankaratra Region of Madagascar.  This locality is probably as close as you can get to the centre of Madagascar.  Two superb translucent plum purple Fluor-liddicoatite crystals are intergrown, one double terminated and the other, apparently double terminated but with one lower face either fractured and partly re-healed, or naturally etched.  The Fluor-liddicoatite prisms measure overall to 4.6 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm and 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm and are jauntily perched on a single crystal of opaque creamy white Albite Feldspar.  Overgrowing one face of the Albite is an apricot orange botryoidal mineral with a waxy lustre and micro-bubbly texture, possibly Lepidolite mica but this requires further investigation.  A stunning specimen of the rare Tourmaline Fluor-liddicoatite from Estatoby in Madagascar mounted vertically on a clear acrylic base and with the previous collector’s label.

Details

Dimensions
4.4 × 5.5 × 7.0 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Rare Minerals, Tourmaline
Locality
Estatoby (Antanetinilapa), Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluor-liddicoatite