Rainbow Tourmaline (Elbaite) in Quartz - Leduc Mine, Quebec

 
 
This is a colorful, 2.3" long elbaite crystal that formed within a smoky quartz matrix, collected from the Leduc Mine of Quebec, Canada. This color variety of elbaite is commonly referred to as watermelon tourmaline. Green and red zoning can be found in this specimen.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Smoky quartz is a grey-brown to black variety of quartz. This common name is derived from from the appearance of smoke within the quartz crystal. Dependent on the location and the chemicals present during formation, smoky quartz can appear opaque black, however it’s typically translucent to some extent. It’s believed that the quartz gains this color from a combination of natural irradiation and aluminum impurities.




DETAILS
SPECIES
Elbaite & Smoky Quart
LOCATION
Leduc Mine, Quebec, Canada
SIZE
3" wide specimen, 2.4" long crystal
CATEGORY
ITEM
#133010