ELBAITE TOURMALINE Crystal, 3.4 inches, translucent, from Brazil (rm18-6)


Large ELBAITE TOURMALINE. Single crystal with dark green color. The entire crystal is translucent. One end is terminated, with minimal damage. Luster is vitreous. Sides are striated. The crystal is 3.4 inches in length. Pictures show with and without a light on the side to illustrate the translucency. 

ELBAITE is a member of the Tourmaline group. It is a sodium, lithium, aluminum, boro-silicate mineral. The crystal system is Trigonal. Hardness is 7 – 7.5 on the Mohs scale. 

LocationAraçuaí pegmatite district, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Araçuaí, Minas Gerais, Brazil is known for its world class varieties of Tourmaline and Beryl.

Specimen size: 3.4 x 0.6 x 0.5 inches

Specimen weight: 35 grams (1.2 ounces)

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This piece is from the collection of Roger Maynard. Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey in New Mexico.


Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in


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