Tourmaline – Rubellite Crystal from Morro Redondo


This specimen is from Nuristan Afghanistan. It is a pair of two tone elbaite tourmaline crystals. They are primarily rubellite with some green verdelite at the bottoms and tops. Both the primary and secondary crystals are terminated. The crystals measure 13 x 11 x 9 mm.

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This tourmaline, variety rubellite, crystal is from the Morro Redondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It has 20 known different mineral species including elbaite. It s a type of tourmaline that contains the elements Na, Li, Al, Si, B, and  H. Pure crystals are colorless but it can be found in a variety of colors depending on the trace elements incorporated in the crystal lattice. This is a double terminated red crystal with etched, skeletal, or re-crystallized surfaces. The crystal measures 21 x 12 x 10 mm. It weighs 4.5 grams.

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Weight4 oz

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