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Joe Ganster's Photo Gallery

3Q7-1HMElbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 7.3 cm x 1.3 cm x 1.2 cm
Field of View: 50 mm
Weight: 25.5 g

A beautiful Elbaite crystal from an old find at the Santa Rosa Mine. The dark base transitions to a distinct bottle green phantom, then a vivid blue/green color fades to a very faint pink/purple throughout the most limpid sections before culminating with a yellow/green multi-faceted termination.
Copyright: © Joe Ganster      Photo ID: 731457     Uploaded by: Joe Ganster   View Count: 219   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2880 x 1920 pixels (5.5 Mpix)

2Q6-MQNElbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Dimensions: 11.4 cm x 3.8 cm x 2.7 cm
Field of View: 5.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 11.4 cm
Weight: 150.6 g

An Elbaite group from Paprok showing a beautiful range of colors, from pink in the base to a hint of electric blue, then green, electric blue again, and terminating with a completely colorless (Achroite) zone!
Copyright: © Joe Ganster      Photo ID: 695993     Uploaded by: Joe Ganster   View Count: 197   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1200 x 1800 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

406-VAHElbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) , Lepidolite

Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 14.6 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.9 cm
Field of View: 50 mm
Weight: 113.8 g

A pair of double terminated multi-color Elbaite Tourmaline crystals coated with yellowish/tan Lepidolite, from an old find at the Cruzeiro Mine.
Copyright: © Joe Ganster      Photo ID: 677610     Uploaded by: Joe Ganster   View Count: 138   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1800 x 1200 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

9Q2-N50Elbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 5 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 5 cm
Weight: 92.6 g

A double-terminated "floater" crystal group from an old find at Virgem De Lapa. The crystals are a rich bottle green color with a thin layer of blue at the flat ends.

Ex Jack Lowell
Copyright: © Joe Ganster      Photo ID: 649154     Uploaded by: Joe Ganster   View Count: 155   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 881 x 1322 pixels (1.2 Mpix)

R1A-1DVElbaite Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Sapo mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 4.3 cm x 1.6 cm x 1.4 cm
Field of View: 2.8 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 4.3 cm
Weight: 23 g

A double-terminated "blue cap" Tourmaline from the Sapo Mine. Atypical of similar examples from this find, the colors of this crystal range from the inky blue cap to red/pink, to yellow, to an olive green at the complex termination (most others have the yellow zone next to the blue cap, then pink).
Copyright: © Joe Ganster      Photo ID: 648743     Uploaded by: Joe Ganster   View Count: 264   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1050 x 1575 pixels (1.7 Mpix)
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