Tourmaline

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SA451 - Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz $ 360
Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451a.jpg] Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451b.jpg] Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451c.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystal partially enclosing what was once a green Tourmaline crystal. The Tourmaline within the Quartz remains complete, however where it exits the Quartz (on top and along the backside), it has altered to a rectangular stack of Lepidolite crystals. Two small dings on the Quartz. Really neat and interesting specimen, 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


A517 - Tourmaline $ 600
Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a517a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a517b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a517c.jpg]

Long gem pencil Tourmaline from new find in Afghanistan with a pointed, pyramidal termination. Facet quality for the entire length. Glassy luster, complete and undamaged. 20 carats in weight, 3.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm.


A442 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Paprok, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442c.jpg]

Large tri-colored single crystal, the green is a better grass green color than photos. Good transparency, perfect and undamaged save one small area at the base of one side where another crystal was intergrown, 7.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.


A424 - Tourmaline $ 450
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a424a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a424b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a424c.jpg]

Green Tourmaline crystal with pink cap and multi-stepped pyramidal termination, good undamaged crystal, size 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm.


J13 - Jeremejevite with Tourmaline $ 500
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13a.jpg] Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13b.jpg] Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13c.jpg]

Stout, etched Jeremejevite crystal with attached acicular green Tourmaline. Great blue color with gem zones. Thicker and wider than the more pencil shaped crystals that are typical for the species. No damage.


AF129 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129c.jpg]

Rare matrix Chrome Tourmaline specimen (these are almost always found as loose crystals). Crystal is 1.3cm long. Chrome Tourmaline is a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. private_notes


TU216 - Tourmaline $ 160
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu216a.jpg] Tourmaline from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu216b.jpg] Tourmaline from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu216c.jpg]

Single gemmy Tourmaline, colored zoned grading from a dark base up to a livley bright green at the termination.


SA721 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 750
Northern Malawi
small cabinet - 8 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm


Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa721a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa721b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa721c.jpg]

Large, terminated Tourmaline crystal mined in late 2014 from an undisclosed locality in northern Malawi. The outside has attached purple crystals of Lepidolite and the inside has started to alter to Lepidolite. A few small chips present but overall in great condition and complete all around. Weighs 160 grams.


SA726 - Tourmaline $ 500
Northern Malawi
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726a.jpg] Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726b.jpg] Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726c.jpg]

Gemmy, terminated Tourmaline crystal mined in late 2014 from an undisclosed locality in northern Malawi. Color grades from blue at the base up to green at the termination. A few small chips present but overall in great condition and complete all around. Weighs 28 grams.


TZ502 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502c.jpg]

A small but very fine specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite. This crystal has the best deep chrome green color but amazingly retains great transparency throughout the whole crystal - these typically go dark and opaque when they get this color. Complete and undamaged.


TZ504 - Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504b.jpg]

Wow! Here's a rarity - Chrome Tourmaline in a matrix of Sulfur and Calcite. I've never heard of or seen such a combo. Aside from being rare, it has great visual appeal with the two strong colors.


B239 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Sharp and undamaged, an exceptional crystal.


B240 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more yellow green at the base. Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward.


B247 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward. Complete and undamaged.


B245 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Fantastic color and undamaged.



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