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|Elbaite var. Paraiba Blue Tourmaline
|São José da Batalha, Paraíba, Brazil
|Gemmy crystal of the famous Paraiba Blue tourmaline (elbaite with high copper content). The crystal has a three-sided termination. Paraiba tourmalines are hard to obtain because security at the mine ensures all material goes to the lapidaries.
|For reference only
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