Tourmaline #3 Elbaite Bicolored Thumbnail Specimen (Paprok, Afghanistan)
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*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Paprok, Afghanistan
Dimensions: .38” x .24” (10mm x 6mm)
These miniature crystals displays pink, green, and sometimes blue shades. The most common color is green, but bicolored and tricolored crystals are common from this area.
Characteristics of this specimen:
Care Notes: Tourmaline is a hard and durable mineral.
FORMATION: Tourmaline has a hardness of 7-7.5. Elbaite tourmaline is a well-loved variety for its bright and often bicolored crystals, including watermelon formation.
HEALING KEYWORDS: Pink shades of Tourmaline soothe and gently heal emotional wounds. 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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