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Elbaite tourmaline

#AH53761

Elbaite tourmaline

#AH53761
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Green Elbaite tourmaline with red termination. This is a good tourmaline crystal. It's not great since there is a lot of internal, but natural flaws as can be seen. The termination is fine with a good deep red color and no damage. I priced it low. The previous dealer had it marked at $595.

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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