|Comments:||Elbaite is known mainly from this pegmatite, as excellent gem quality crystals and occasionally gem spheres. Brown crystals are very complex, resemble uvites from Gouverneur, New York, as in Dana's system of mineralogy 1892.|
Pink crystals with green caps were found in 2002.
|Habit:||to 30 cm|
|Colour:||Green, blue, pink, brown|
|Quality for species:||Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)|
|References:||Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 528 pp. (in English)|
|Mineral Data:||Click here to view Elbaite data|
|Locality Data:||Click here to view Cloete tourmaline pegmatite, Omapyu Süd Farm 77, Omaruru, Erongo Region, Namibia|