Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:23084
Locality: Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 21.0 x 24.0 x 15.5 cm

The Malkhan pegmatite field in the Transbaikal District of Russia has produced some world-class rubellite tourmaline specimens, mainly as single crystals off-matrix. This is an outstanding large matrix specimen, featuring deep cranberry-red tourmaline crystals on albite and smoky quartz crystal matrix. The color contrast of the red tourmaline in white feldspar is outstanding, and the specimen is in great condition with no repairs. Very few large matrix specimens came out of this major 2014 find, and this is a significant one. Tom Spann photo.

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