Species: Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Locality: Betafo Pegmatite District, Antanarivo Province, Madagascar
Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2.1 cm. (31 grams)
Madagascar is known for it’s famous liddicoatite tourmalines, and this is a great small example, with rich dark red rubellite color and a pleasingly-complex pyramidal termination. A great example of this unusual and prized tourmaline-group mineral, in fine condition. Weight is 31 grams. Mark Cross photo.