Dims: 0.99x0.66x0.40" (2.51x1.67x1.01cm)
Wt: 12.50ct (2.50g)
Minas Gerais, Brasil
When I first saw this tourmaline, I thought it was mislabeled, as it is as black as schorl, but was labeled as elbaite. Looking closely and with a bright light, it is clearly a very dark green elbaite. The thin individual crystals are translucent, even transparent in very thin areas. The crystals have typical striations, and there is a fine dusting of crystals on some of the faces, likely some variety of mica. This is a pretty little crystal cluster of elbaite, even if it is unusually dark.