Elbaite Tourmaline on Quartz from the Cruzeiro Mine



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This elbaite tourmaline is from the Cruziero Mine, in Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Almost twenty different minerals are found at the mine including elbaite. Elbaite is in the Tourmaline Group of minerals. It is a silicate and it contains the elements  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 piece consists of a multi-colored tourmaline crystal with zones of blue, purple, and red. It sits on a crystalline quartz matrix with secondary tourmalines attached. This piece measures approximately 50 x 40 x 28 mm. It weighs 20 grams.

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Weight6 oz

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