• Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite
  • Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite
Silicates

Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite

$300.00   €294  £250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32404
This large miniature of Elbaite with Albite is just as good for its excellently crystalised Cleavelandite, the bladed variety of Albite Feldspar, as it is for the Tourmaline. The Elbaite forms a parallel-sided trigonal crystal, 5.8 cm long and terminating with a completely flat pinacoid with a micro-stippled texture and matt lustre. The Elbaite appears black or intensely dark green, yet the opposite end to the described termination is a ragged cross-section of tea green-tan. The Cleavelandite forms buttermilk cream interwoven blades to 3 cm with a most attractive glassy lustre.

Details

Dimensions
3.6 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Kunar Province (Nuristan), Afghanistan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Albite, Elbaite, Tourmaline

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