Elbaite

Elbaite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:23147
Locality: Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 25.5 x 18.0 x 15.0 cm

An incredibly aesthetic specimen from the famous Porcupine Pocket, discovered at the Pederneira Mine in 2001. The specimen features a well-crystallized, lilac-colored lepidolite matrix and nine lustrous, transparent, steel-blue elbaite crystals the longest of which exceeds 24 cm. This specimen was a pocket mate to the pocket's namesake specimen "the Porcupine" which is proudly displayed in the Smithsonian Institution (USNM). Repaired specimen. Ex-Matak Collection specimen.
Elbaite belongs to the group of minerals known as tourmalines.Ex - Dave Matak Collection
Repaired: 16x

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