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Elbaite Var Rubellite

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Elbaite Var Rubellite

ex collection M. Voigt
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Description
Locality: 
Bräunsdorf, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Zwickau, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm
Description

For Germany a very spectacular and rare specimen. Bräunsdorf is one f two relevant historic rubellite occurences in our country. The specimen is full of pink rubellite crystals on little pegmatite matrix. Very very rare!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Rubellite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Hardness: 
7
Hardness: 
0.0

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