Elbaite -unusual form
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Elbaite -unusual form (Ref: AX-7-464)

Jove Lauriano claim, Linopolis, Divinio das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
50mm x 14mm x 12mm
An attractive but unusual Elbaite from a little known locality in Minas Gerais, the Jove Lauriano claim. A tapering crystal with a dark top that spreads out holding many tiny terminations. The shaft of the crystal is a translucent to transparent gemmy deep green, it looks dark at first glance but with backlighting the translucency is very evident. It is common to find transparent tops on dark opaque shafts but this is the reverse of that. No damage, a choice yet atypical Elbaite from the Larry White collection, his number 464, according to his catalog obtained from Tony Thurston in 1983. This locality is not well documented but produced a few nice crystals of this habit long ago.
Data last checked on 19th Jan 2022 - specimen may no longer be available

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* price is an approximate conversion and may not be accurate.

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