Tourmaline – Blue and Green Elbaite Crystal – Pederneira Mine


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This tourmaline, variety elbaite, is from the Pederneira Mine in Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Elbaite is in the tourmaline Group of Minerals. It is a silicate that contains the elements Al, B, H, Li, Na, O and Si. It can be found in a variety of colors which is caused by traces of other elements in the crystal lattice. This crystal is from a 2004 find. It is transparent with striated prism faces and a glass luster. It is double terminated with one end having a healed former attachment point and the other having a flat termination. It is blue with zones of green and lavender. This piece measures 37 x 8 x 7 mm and it weighs 4.6 grams

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Weight4 oz