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Elbaite from
Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Locality type:Mine
Comments:Considered to be the best specimens of pocket tourmaline from Namibian pegmatites. Lots of crystals were badly fractured, commonly seen was green, dark green or blue-black rinds and red to pink cores but said to lack lustre. Large crystals up to 30cm.
Uncertain if these crystals are (at least in part) fluor-elbaite (compare fluor-elbaite entry).
Colour:Blue, green, pink to red.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 529 (in English).
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Lepidolite7 photos of Elbaite associated with Lepidolite at this locality.
Smoky Quartz5 photos of Elbaite associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Quartz3 photos of Elbaite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Albite3 photos of Elbaite associated with Albite at this locality.
Schorl2 photos of Elbaite associated with Schorl at this locality.
Cleavelandite1 photo of Elbaite associated with Cleavelandite at this locality.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Elbaite associated with Fluorapatite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Elbaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
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Nearest other occurrences of Elbaite
12.4km (7.7 miles) Rubikon Mine (Rubicon Mine), Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
12.8km (8.0 miles) Helikon I pegmatite, Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
14.1km (8.8 miles) Berger's pegmatite, Kaliombo Farm 119, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
17.5km (10.9 miles) Johann Albrechtshöhe Farm 149, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
21.4km (13.3 miles) Neuschwaben Farm 73 (Neu Schwaben), Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
24.5km (15.2 miles) Dobbelsberg Farm 99, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
24.9km (15.4 miles) Otjimbingwe Farm 104, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
26.1km (16.2 miles) Ombujomenge Farm 39, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
34.6km (21.5 miles) Okawayo Farm 46, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
42.7km (26.5 miles) Etiro Farm 50, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
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