Elbaite Green Bicolored Tourmaline on Quartz Crystal Cluster Mounted Miniature Mineral Specimen (Stak Nala, Pakistan)
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*This is a minature specimen--please consider dimensions and examine scale photos carefully!*
This aesthetic little beauty is a terminated bicolored crystal of green Elbaite tourmaline, on Quartz. This distinctive combination is a classic mineral specimen from Stak Nala, Pakistan. This contrasting dark toned miniature crystal cluster features a well-formed tourmaline crystal, termination intact, with different shades of green (lime to olive), on rough white quartz with some crystal faces present. It is best viewed backlit, and has been mounted on a 1.00" clear base for display. An ideal and efficient addition to any mineral collection!
Locality: Stak Nala, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Dimensions: 2.00” x 1.25” x 0.75” (51mm x 31mm x 19mm). Mounted on 1.00” clear base.
Weight: n/a (mounted)
Formation: Elbaite is a sodium lithium aluminum silicate mineral, one of the members of the Tourmaline group. This extremely colorful mineral frequently forms crystal of nearly all colors, including pleochroic—the crystals are often bi-colored and tri-colored, and may appear darker when viewed through the horizontal axis. Many of the collector’s specimens of tourmaline are elbaite, and nearly all of the tourmaline gems.
HEALING: Green tourmaline is a stone of the heart, and is believed to inspire creativity and draw prosperity. It is said to open the heart chakra and enhance compassion. Green tourmaline is also believed to be the ideal gem for gardeners, as it carries the energy of the plant kingdom.
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