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A variety of Tourmaline

A red gemmy Li-rich and more or less (Fe+Mg)-free variety of Tourmaline (primarily Elbaite, but may also be Olenite or Liddicoatite).

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rubellite

Reference List:
Klaproth, M.H. (1810): Untersuchung des Rubellites aus Mähren, Beiträge zur chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, Fünfter Band, Rottmann Berlin, 86-90

Kurylenko, C. (1949) Contribution a l'étude de la rubellite. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 72: 319-321.

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Localities for Rubellite

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