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Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

DESCRIPTION:No. 35417
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline
Locality:Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia
Description:Unusually large slice of transparent ruby-red rubellite tourmaline, the red variety of the elbaite tourmaline, with a thin green-black outer rind. The rubellite tourmaline slice was polished on one face to highlight the internal clarity and deep color. Collected in the 1970s. Weight: 258.9 grams
Overall Size:12x11x0.8 cm
Crystals:8 mm thick slice
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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