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Elbaite — specimen 0564, photo © NMNHS
Elbaite — specimen 0564, photo © NMNHS

Elbaitespecimen 0564


West Africa
Elbaite — specimen 0564, locality map

Weight: 0.29 ct; size: 4.81 | 4.86 | 2.80 mm; shape: cushion triangle; colour: medium light strongly purplish red; slightly brownish; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘99Simp’ by Jim Finlayson [pavilion angle changed to 41.00; skipping 43.00 crown], excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Elbaite — specimen 0533Elbaite — specimen 0565Elbaite — specimen 0663Elbaite — specimen 0333Elbaite — specimen 0444Elbaite — specimen 0003Elbaite — specimen 0451

More information from ‘Classification’

In granites, granite pegmatites, and some metamorphic rocks; in high-temperature hydrothermal veins (Anthony et al., 2001—2005).