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1 item @ $125.00  

Elbaite var. rubellite in Pollucite

#48568

Elbaite var. rubellite in Pollucite

#48568
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tanco pegmatite, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Tagged
ore mineral , pegmatite mineral

Elbaite, variety rubellite, crystals to 6mm shot up through colorless Pollucite and Microcline. Excellent specimen, smaller than the others, for a good representative specimen from this important pegmatite, the Tanco pegmatite. Tanco is one of the largest and most richest and productive pegmatites in the world.

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
Dr. David London Collection
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