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1 item @ $125.00  

Elbaite tourmaline

#45765

Elbaite tourmaline

#45765
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 1 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Himalaya mine, San Diego Co., California, United States

This is a dark green terminated Elbaite crystal. It is back lighted to show the color, otherwise it appears black in-hand. If you buy it, hold it against a white paper or up to a light. It is a very nice bottle green with darker green ends.

Elbaite

Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, colorless, green, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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