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Elbaite & Indicolite In Pegmatite

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Elbaite & Indicolite In Pegmatite

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Description
Locality: 
Surf Mine, Brandberg, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
15 × 10 × 8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
8.00cm
Description

Multiple crystals of elbaite in white quartz. Broken crystals show indicolite cores to the elbaite. Multiple crystals still encased in matrix and piece could do with trimming and some work to make outstanding cabinet specimens

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...

Indicolite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

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

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