Dravite Tourmaline
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Dravite Tourmaline

Specimen # 101347
Mineral: Dravite Tourmaline
Location: Dravite Tourmaline, Mwajanga, Tanzania
Size: 5.4 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


The dravite crystals from this find at Mwajanga are very unusual. The colour varies from a deep brown to a golden-yellowish brown – so different for tourmaline! This crystal is quite thin (upper section is 0.5 cm), so it allows the light through and one can see the colour no problem. The lustre is modest, not bright, and the termination is made up of a myriad of tiny surfaces, giving it a low-lustre appearance. These photographs show a range of lighting, to try to convey the nature of the piece – the second photo has no reflectors at all, while the first and third were taken using reflectors to show the colour with a bit of backlighting. In excellent condition – no damage. This fine specimen is very unusual for tourmaline – very cool.

Additional information

Dimensions 54 × 13 × 7 cm