Elbaite Tourmaline Crystals from the Cruzeiro Mine



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These elbaite tourmaline crystas are from Cruziero in  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 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. These crystals are translucent to transparent with striated prism faces. They have a glass luster and pink lepidolite crystals attached. It measures 1 7/16 x 5/8 x 3/8 inches or 36 x 16 x 9 mm.

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Weight4 oz

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