• Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
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Elbaite Tourmaline

ID: CC2923

A prime example of a Blue Cap Elbaite Tourmaline from the Afghanistan area of Dara-i-Pech. The single crystal of Elbaite displays a large pinacoid, with lustrous striated prism faces. The crystal shows extensive colour band zoning parallel to the pinacoid face. Starting at the base with black then pale lilac, a band of pastel blue then light sea green, passing to colourless with flecks of blue, and finally a classic deep blue cap. A small area of Mica is seen at the base of the specimen on one side. A great specimen from the area.

Details

Dimensions
4.0 × 3.6 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Classic Minerals
Locality
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Kunar Province (Nuristan), Afghanistan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite

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