Vanadium Dravite Tourmaline Matrix Unpolished Crystal Cluster Mounted Miniature Mineral Specimen (Manyara, Tanzania)
*This is a minature specimen--please consider dimensions and examine scale photos carefully!*
This vibrantly shaded little beauty is bright green Vanadium Dravite tourmaline crystals, on mixed matrix of pyrite and quartz. This distinctive combination is a classic mineral specimen from Manyara Region, Tanzania. This sparkling miniature crystal cluster is a substantial size, and has been mounted on an 1.50" wood disc for display. An ideal and efficient addition to any mineral collection!
Locality: Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
Dimensions: 1.50” x 1.38” x 1.50” (38mm x 36mm x 38mm). Mounted on 1.50” diam. Wood disc.
Weight: n/a (mounted)
FORMATION: Dravite is a member of the Tourmaline group, which forms in nearly every color. Though typically associated with a root beer color, vanadium dravite displays a deep green hue, and comes from Tanzania. Tourmaline has a hardness of 7-7.5. Major localities for tourmaline include Brazil, Madagascar, USA, and more.
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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