TOURMALINE IN QUARTZ SPECIMEN 320 CARATS MY T 819

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TOURMALINE  IN  QUARTZ SPECIMEN 

SPECIMEN SIZE 53 x 39x 37

SOURCE BRAZIL

THIS IS A TOURMALINE IN ITS NATURAL HOST ROCK.

 THIS SPECIMEN WAS MINED IN BARZIL.

TOURMALINE HAS A WIDE VARITY OF COLORS.

USUALLY, IRON-RICH TOURMALINES ARE BLACK TO BLUISH-BLACK TO DEEP BROWN, WHILE MAGNESIUM-RICH VARIETIES ARE BROWN AND YELLOW, AND LITHIUM-RICH TOURMALINES ARE PRACTICALLY ANY COLOR: BLUE, GREEN, RED YELLOW, AND PINK ETC. RARELY IT IS COLOURLESS. BI-COLORED AND MUTLICOLORED CRYSTALS ARE RELATIVELY COMMON. REFLECTING VARIATIONS OF FLUID CHEMISTRY DURING CRYSTALLISATION. CRYSTALS MAY BE GREEN AT ONE END AND PINK AT EH OTHER, OUR GREEN ON THE OUTSIDE AND PINK INSIDE: THIS TYPE IS CALLED WATERMELLON TOURMALINE. SOME FORMS OF TOURMALINE ARE DICHROIC, IN THAT THEY APPEAR TO CHANGE COLOR WHEN VIEWED FROM DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

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