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PhotosDravite - Socotó emerald deposit, Campo Formoso, Campo Formoso ultramafic complex, Bahia, Brazil

31st Jan 2011 16:38 UTCKuno Stoeckli Expert

I collected this specimen myself by the mine in Socotò in September 2010. The black cristals are Tourmaline, but not Schorl, because they aren transparent yellowbrown in strong light. I think this are Dravite cristals.

Kuno Stoeckli

31st Jan 2011 17:17 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

"... because they aren transparent yellowbrown in strong light. I think this are Dravite cristals. "

See various previous postings on the identification of tourmaline and schorl.
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