Elbaite, Albite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Albite, Quartz v. Smoky

Regular price $12,000.00
SKU:19796
Locality: Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.1 x 4.7 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 features a large parallel-growth crystal with superb color and gemmy pyramidal terminations showing intense color saturation, on a matrix of smoky quartz and cleavelandite. An exceptional tourmaline for the locality, in fine condition and with great display aesthetics.

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