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Elbaite in Quartz

#AH54076

Elbaite in Quartz

#AH54076
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 8 x 3 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Himalaya mine, San Diego Co., California, United States
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Tourmaline crystals with cores of Schorl and outer perimeter of pinkish Elbaite.. There is one crystal of Schorl which appear as three crystals grown in parallel. Mineralogically interesting and good study piece for crystal growth habits in a pegmatite. 

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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