Tourmaline Crystals Specimen Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral

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Description

TOURMALINE CRYSTALS

This is the cluster of bright pink tourmaline crystals. Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.4″ (4.1 x 4 x 1.1cm). Weight – 0.6oz (18 grams). Origin: Russia, Transbaikalia.

Some information about tourmaline:

In 1703, Dutch sailors first brought into Europe elongated crystals of purple-pink color. Following the inhabitants of Ceylon, they called these rocks «turemali» that are meaning is mineral, jewel. Thus arose the modern term tourmaline, which is called a variety of silicate, which includes compounds of aluminum, boron, manganese and magnesium.

Tourmaline stone features a large variety of colors. Ruby-red stones called rubellite, purple-red stones found in the Urals – siberite. Verdelite is green tourmaline, indigolite – blue. Yellowish-brown stones on the deposit Drava in Austria called dravite. Rare colorless crystals called ahroite. A very common black variety of tourmaline calls schorl.

Additional information

Weight 18 g