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Elbaite var. rubellite

#AH51815

Elbaite var. rubellite

#AH51815
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 4 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Black Mountain pegmatite, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, United States
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Large dark red tourmaline crystal which multiple fractures rehealed with Quartz or Albite. Really neat specimen.

Collected in 1945 by Arnold Hampson. Read Hampson's bio here.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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