Liddicoatite Tourmaline Crystal from Madagascar
A very stunning, cranberry-pink Liddicoatite-Elbaite Tourmaline crystal from Madagascar is juxtaposed with a snow white Albite crystal to provide a beautiful accent.
The Tourmaline crystal is 3cm long, lustrous, transparent to translucent, and has lightly striated prism faces. It has a pyramidal termination on one end and a simple termination on the other end.
The termination on the other end appears to be sheared in the pocket, but it is still perfectly great. This is an aesthetic miniature from the pegmatites of Madagascar.
Liddicoatite Tourmaline Crystal from Madagascar Specification
(LWD) 3 x 2.2 x 1 cm
Weight: 40.15 gm
Tsarafara Sud (Ankadilava), Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II District, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar.