Rubellite Tourmaline Crystals from the Nuristan Province

$225.00

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Description

This rubellite crystal is from the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan. This is a mountainous region in the eastern part of Afghanistain that contains many mines and diggings in gem and mineral crystal pegmatites. It has 52 different mineral species including elbaite. Elbaite is 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 specimen is the pink variety called rubellite.  It consists of a primary crystal that hosts several secondary and parallel crystals. They are translucent to transparent with a pastel pink color and they have a glass luster. It is good on all sides and the terminations are intact with small muscovite crystal on top. This crystal is a large miniature that measures 2 1/16 x 3/4 x  9/16 inches or 52 x 19 x 14 mm. It weighs 15.5 grams

Additional information

Weight6 oz

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