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Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 
Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil

DESCRIPTION:No. 56609
Mineral:Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline with Lepidolite
Locality:Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Description:Lustrous transparent bi-colored elbaite tourmaline crystal with flat basal pinacoid termination and gray lepidolite crystals to 3 mm. This tourmaline variety is known as watermelon tourmaline because of the pink core surrounded by green outer zones.
Overall Size:27x8x7 mm
Crystals:1-27 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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