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Elbaite tourmaline

#51088

Elbaite tourmaline

#51088
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 8 x 9 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

This specimen is much more impressive in-hand. It is basically a large pocket of 1-3cm green Elbaite lining a pocket between cleavelandite blades.

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. Buford Nichols Collection
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