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Elbaite Tourmaline, Albite, Lepidolite

Elbaite Tourmaline, Albite, Lepidolite

Specimen # 100056
Mineral: Elbaite Tourmaline, Albite, Lepidolite
Location: Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose do Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.2 x 5.4 x 3.7cm
Price: $50.00 CAD

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This specimen is an attractive, aesthetic combination of dark tourmaline with lavender lepidolite crystals and white bladed albite crystals. The elbaite itself  measures 2.9 x 1.7 cm and might best be described as funky. The crystal morphology is such that the classic tourmaline triangle is clearly evident but truncated by the irregular development of the crystal sides. And then the colour is completely curious for a tourmaline – zones of brown, zones I would describe as clear with a hint of pale lilac, and even some hints of green. It is transparent in some spots and then otherwise translucent to opaque. The tourmaline is damaged at the back, as shown in one photo, and this is the reason the price is so low – but it can be displayed with this part out of view. Really different and neat – pretty wild colour for a tourmaline.

This specimen is an attractive, aesthetic combination of dark tourmaline with lavender lepidolite crystals and white bladed albite crystals. The elbaite itself  measures 2.9 x 1.7 cm and might best be described as funky. The crystal morphology is such that the classic tourmaline triangle is clearly evident but truncated by the irregular development of the crystal sides. And then the colour is completely curious for a tourmaline – zones of brown, zones I would describe as clear with a hint of pale lilac, and even some hints of green. It is transparent in some spots and then otherwise translucent to opaque. The tourmaline is damaged at the back, as shown in one photo, and this is the reason the price is so low – but it can be displayed with this part out of view. Really different and neat – pretty wild colour for a tourmaline.

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