This elbaite tourmaline crystal has amazing natural terminations and excellent striations. The color is a deep green, almost black. From the bottom, you can see that the center of the tourmaline is pink, which could classify this piece as a watermelon tourmaline. Overall, this is a nice sized piece in great condition!
Measurements: ~3-1/8" wide x 2-1/8" deep x 4" tall
Albite, 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.