Beautiful Watermelon Tourmaline slice. Showing a complete green "rind" setting off the very pink middle.
Measurements: ~ 1-1/4" wide x 1-1/2" tall x 1/8" thick
Elbaite, also known as Tourmaline, is a group of mixed crystals with the following major members, Elbaite, Dravite, Schorl, Buergerite, Tsilaisite, and Uvite. The general color range of the mineral's family are colorless, pink, green, blue, yellow, brown, and black. What distinguishes tourmalines are the three-sided cross sections that are different than any other mineral.