Elbaite

Specimen ID: CP3-TKK

Mineral(s)
Elbaite : Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Locality
As recorded:
Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Cooper Canyon Mining District, Riverside Co., California, USA
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
23mm x 24mm x 15mm
Events

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A natural cat's eye whitish blue to dark blue elbaite with a black core and basal termination; from the Blue Chihuahua mine, Cooper Canyon, Riverside County, California. Specimen measures 23x24x15mm, and weighs 49.0 carats. Produced while Josie Scripps was working the mine, and field collected by Carl and William Larson in the late 1960's. Digitally photographed under direct sunlight, courtesy of Erik M. Cordova.
Scott L. Ritchie - 28th August 2009

Photo added to mindat.org

A natural cat's eye whitish blue to dark blue elbaite with a black core and basal termination; from the Blue Chihuahua mine, Cooper Canyon, Riverside County, California. Specimen measures 23x24x15mm, and weighs 49.0 carats. Produced while Josie Scripps was working the mine, and field collected by Carl and William Larson in the late 1960's. Digitally photographed under direct sunlight, courtesy of Erik M. Cordova.
Scott L. Ritchie - 28th August 2009

Photo added to mindat.org

A natural cat's eye whitish blue to dark blue elbaite with a black core and basal termination; from the Blue Chihuahua mine, Cooper Canyon, Riverside County, California. Specimen measures 23x24x15mm, and weighs 49.0 carats. Produced while Josie Scripps was working the mine, and field collected by Carl and William Larson in the late 1960's. Digitally photographed under direct sunlight, courtesy of Erik M. Cordova.
Scott L. Ritchie - 28th August 2009
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