Elbaite Tourmaline
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.27.2021 | Filed under:

Elbaite Tourmaline

Specimen # 200496
Mineral: Elbaite Tourmaline
Location: Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.9 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm


A good-sized elbaite from the famous Cruzeiro Mine. This crystal is colour-zoned, with hues of green, bluish-green and a core of pale pink. The prism faces are finely striated and lustrous, and the termination is a simple pinacoid with matte lustre. In excellent condition (very minor chipping). From the Pete Richards collection, a beautiful tourmaline at a great price for this size.

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