Minerals from Mozambique, Africa

 

 

 

OKJ-896

OKJ-896      Elbaite    Tete, Mozambique. Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Deep green/ black colored, translucent crystal with well developed striations and triangular cross section.  2.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm.  One tiny corner ding.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-418

OKI-418    Elbaite    Alto Ligonha Pegmatites, Zambezia Prov., Mozambique.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  4.4 cm long and .9 cm wide single terminated crystal of tourmaline of a gorgeous light purple color.  Well, let me be more specific:  base is only translucent and has some minor attached quartz.  The central regions (perhaps 60% or more of the crystal) is a nice light purple with a light brown cast…gem!  This grades through a region more typical of elbaite…gem green, to, finally, a termination which is opaque and of a slightly lower luster than the bulk of the crystal.  Backlit the specimen is spectacular.  Damage free and showy.  185$

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