Elbaite Tourmaline from the Cruzeiro Mine


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This elbaite tourmaline crystal is from Cruziero inĀ  Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Almost Twenty different minerals are found at the mine including several gem stone varieties like elbaite. Elbaite is in the Tourmaline Group of minerals. It is a silicate and it contains the elementsĀ  Al, B, H, Li, Na, O and Si. It can be found in a variety of colors which are caused by traces of other elements in the crystal lattice. This crystal is transparent and almost flawless with the exception of one that is perpendicular to the c-axis halfway up the crystal. It measures 1 3/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 inches or 45 x 6 x 6 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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