Elbaite v. Rubellite

Elbaite v. Rubellite

Regular price $16,000.00
SKU:10898
Locality: Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm

Gorgeous 5.5 cm tall deep red elbaite tourmaline crystals from the Malkhan District in Russia, with superb color, luster, and gemminess for the locality. The crystal weighs 46 grams and has a somewhat atypical pyramidal termination. The color compares favorably to rubellite tourmaline the famous Jonas Mine in Brazil. A distinctive and excellent tourmaline from this important modern locale. Tom Spann photo.

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