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 Post subject: The coolest tourmaline crystal...EVER???
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:32 pm 
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I found this crystal picture and info on mindat. This could possibly be the coolest tourmaline crystal I have ever seen. Look at all the colors in the crystal. WOW!
Elbaite tourmaline
Teófilo Otoni, Mucuri valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
"Superb multi colored elbaite. Size 4x0,5x0,5cm. Rafael Hernandes Corrêa-Silva Collection"
http://www.mindat.org/locdetailed-5828.html


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Good golly, can it be for real?


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z0mg... looks like delicious candy :D


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Very nice!!!!!

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WOW! :shock: Taste the rainbow!

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Great crystal that you share some characteristics with. Your both colorful and multifaceted.

I sent Brian some more tourmalines to test so we should have some more insight into tourmaline before long.

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Bruce, what do you think of these colors? Have you ever seen anything like it?


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Hi Barbra,

The reddish cap does it for me. I don't think that I have seen a better selection of colors. It must of had a very dynamic childhood. To bad multi banded crystals of tourmaline are generally included.

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How is it even possible for a crystal to grow like this, with such a wide change in color and such even transitions? I can't work my head around it...like what the hell was going on in the ground for this to happen?


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what the hell was going on in the ground for this to happen?


I wondered the same thing myself... I bet a wild party was involved. ;)

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like what the hell was going on in the ground for this to happen?


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