Sword in the Stone (Tourmaline in Morganite)
Sword in the Stone (Tourmaline in Morganite). Photo credit: Joe Budd

Sword in the Stone
Tourmaline in Morganite

Morganite A pink gem variety of Beryl.

System: Hexagonal
Lustre: Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Waxy, Greasy
Hardness: 7½ - 8

Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors.
System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
From: Pederneira claim, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil