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Elbaite from
Neuschwaben Farm 73 (Neu Schwaben), Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Locality type:Farm
Classification
Species:Elbaite
Formula:Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Comments:A small pocket of light blue crystals was also found. The locality is a prolific source of good gem crystals, found in kaolinised pegmatite clay pockets can also be eluvial and alluvial with the latter extending for a km south-east.
Colour:Shades of green and blue, red,
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 527 pp. (in English)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz4 photos of Elbaite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Elbaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Neuschwaben Farm 73 (Neu Schwaben), Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Photo GalleryView Gallery (3 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Elbaite
9.0km (5.6 miles) Rubikon Mine (Rubicon Mine), Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
13.0km (8.1 miles) Helikon I pegmatite, Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
14.9km (9.2 miles) Ombujomenge Farm 39, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
21.2km (13.2 miles) Berger's pegmatite, Kaliombo Farm 119, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
21.4km (13.3 miles) Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
22.8km (14.2 miles) Johann Albrechtshöhe Farm 149, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
23.8km (14.8 miles) Dobbelsberg Farm 99, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
28.6km (17.7 miles) Okawayo Farm 46, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
31.6km (19.6 miles) Usakos tourmaline mine, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
34.2km (21.3 miles) Naob Farm 69, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
 
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