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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2020 14:53    Post subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?  

Elbaite from Morocco is relatively rare. In 2017 i acquired this crystal group from a Moroccan dealer who told me about the locality. I was skeptical - during this time the few specimens on the market were labeled only as "Ouarzazate Region" To my surprise I found the same locality in Jordi's new update. Anyway - I love it very much!

Elbait Quarzazate Prov., Marokko BB 25 mm IMG_1107 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
Demnate area, Azilal Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 22 x 15 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2020 20:48    Post subject: Re: Favourite Tourmalines?  

Although it is not museum quality as many here are, this is very special to me because my son and I collected it in Riverside County, CA when he was 14. This is a 2.2 lb bi-color. Although dark, the color banding continues up into deep reds and greens. The entire top 2" are deep green. There were 6 lbs of rubellite, verdelite and assorted tourmalines, and over 20 lbs of smoky quartz in the pocket. A great first gem find for us both. Six years later, this is still a passion we share. Blessed to have a common obsession with my son.

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