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Tourmaline & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Description

A shard of quartz matrix is host to four gemmy multi-coloured tourmaline crystals, some terminated, others partly embedded in the quartz.

Lovely colours and a sweet piece!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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