Dravite (chromium / vanadium-bearing) on Albite

Landanai, Simanjiro Dist., Manyara Region, Tanzania
Ex. Tim Sherburn
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A rarely seen matrix specimen of Dravite Tourmaline on matrix from the Landanai locality in Tanzania. This piece hosts a prismatic, 1.6 cm trigonal crystal of dark brownish-green colored Dravite, sitting atop notably thick, crystals of grey-white colored Albite matrix. The Tourmaline gets is strong color from chromium and/or vanadium content. I can't remember seeing Albite crystals of this thickness from this locality, or virtually any other world locality. From the collection of Tim Sherburn.

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