Tourmaline Var. Liddicoatite
43mm x 36mm x 28mm
Sosedka Pegmatite Vein, Malkhan, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberia, Russia 🇷🇺 —————-
Nice quality miniature from Malkhan. Although there seem to be a lot on the market, exceptional quality pieces are hard to come by, most are dull and have no transparency. Here we have a great Liddicoatite Crystal (most from find are Rubellite). The crystal is sharp terminated all round, has amazing modified end points, you can even see some etching on the sides. What I love most about this piece is the variety of colors from dark blood red, but of purple, pink, orange and yellow - almost a rainbow! Also the snowy white cleavelandite on the side adds a nice bit of contrast. Love this one !