Elbaite, Albite, Microcline

Elbaite, Albite, Microcline

Regular price $14,400.00
SKU:31532
Locality: Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 7.2 x 10.0 x 6.8 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 matrix specimen, featuring a deep cranberry-red tourmaline crystal perched on albite and microcline. The color contrast of the red tourmaline in white feldspar is outstanding, and the specimen is in great condition with no repairs. Very few good matrix specimens came out of this major recent find, and this is an exceptional one. Jeff Scovil photo.

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