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Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
6.3 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm

A classic red and blue tourmaline var. elbaite from the famous find in the 1970s at the Otjua Farm in Namibia. This sizeable crystal which still manages to show translucency is sharply terminated and has a terminated side car crystal popping out near the base (photos 2 and 5) and an additional side car crystal that terminates in a small piece of the main crystal. A lot of this material was slices for the contrast between the red skin and the steel blue core. Older specimens like this from Otjua don't come around very often anymore. No significant damage.

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Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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