Liddicoatite

Polished slices of Liddicoatite, a calcium rich lithium Tourmaline first recognized as a separate species in 1977.  These slices are all from the Anjanabonoina pegmatite deposit in central Madagascar and are highly prized for their varied colors and geometric patterns. They are cut perpendicular to the C-axis to best show their color zoning and patterns.



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D431 - Liddicoatite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
small cabinet - 5.6 x 5 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D431a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D431b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D431c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind with a bright pink, transparent interior with thin darker red 'Mercedes Benz' shaped lines. Well polished on both sides, weighs 30.2 grams.


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D432 - Liddicoatite $ 230 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 5.07 grams.
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D433 - Liddicoatite $ 560 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.3 x 0.25 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D433a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D433b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D433c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Triangular color zoning of greens and blues with a purple central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 27.53 grams.


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D434 - Liddicoatite $ 290 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.8 x 3.4 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D434a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D434b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D434c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Color bands of dark to light green surrounding a red, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 7.62 grams.


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D435 - Liddicoatite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a thin yellow zone, then bright pink surrounding a transparent red central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.71 grams.
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D436 - Liddicoatite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 6.58 grams.
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D437 - Liddicoatite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D437a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D437b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D437c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. This specimen has a green rind surrounding a transparent purple interior with a bright fuschia pink 'Mercedes benz' shaped zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 5.67 grams.


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D438 - Liddicoatite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 0.2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D438a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D438b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D438c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. This specimen has a green rind surrounding a dark blue interior with a triangular pink central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 5.45 grams.


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D439 - Liddicoatite $ 380 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 0.2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D439a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D439b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D439c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D439d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. This specimen has triangular shaped color zoning in greens and pinks. Well polished on both sides, weighs 15.11 grams.


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D440 - Liddicoatite $ 380 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D440a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D440b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D440c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 14.33 grams.


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D441 - Liddicoatite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 4.1 x 3.5 x 0.2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D441a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D441b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D441c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by blue and green color zoning, then finally a bright pink, triangular transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.05 grams.


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D442 - Liddicoatite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of blue followed by a hot pink zone, and a orange/yellow transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 23.66 grams.
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D443 - Liddicoatite $ 380 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 4.2 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D443a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D443b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D443c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. This specimen has a dark rind surrounding green and blue color zoning with a triangular pink central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 10.85 grams.

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