Elbaite

Elbaite

Regular price $16,000.00
SKU:11652
Locality: Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.0 x 4.1 cm

The "rubellite" elbaite tourmaline crystals from the Malkhan District in central Russia are among the finest in the world, exhibiting rich cranberry-red color, large crystal size, and aesthetic associations. Major finds were made 2012 and up until ~2015, pockets containing superb tourmaline crystals were still being found at the Sosedka pegmatite and other mines. This specimen consists of a group of large crystals to 8.7 cm with superb color and gemmy pyramidal terminations showing intense color saturation. An exceptional tourmaline for the locality, in fine condition and with great display aesthetics. Comes with a custom lucite base for display. Weighs 401.7 grams.

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