Species: Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Alto Ligonha Pegmatite District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Dimensions: 5.6 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm. (48 grams)
The Alto Ligonha Pegmatite District in Mozambique is world famous for it’s rare and exceptional pegmatite minerals, including rare Ta-Nb species as well as gem minerals like elbaite. This is a fine and sizable rubellite tourmaline crystal with a green cap and good transparency and form for this classic area. In fine condition and displays great from multiple angles. Weight is 48 grams. Mark Cross photo.