Specimen ID: AEK-97H

Elbaite : Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
As recorded:
Pederneira mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mindat locality:
6.7cm x 1cm x 1cm

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6.7 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm. A beautiful, bi-colored, gem tourmaline from recent finds at the Pederniera Mine of Brazil. The lower half of this lustrous crystal is a very pleasing combination of teal-blue and green, which grades upward to emerald-green. The steep, black pyramidal termination with intriguing etched faces tops off this excellent crystal. The pink lepidolite spray at the base is a nice accent. A classic Pederneira bi-color tourmaline.
Robert Lavinsky - 23rd June 2009
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