Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz

Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz
From:  Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Credit: Anton Watzl

What a masterpiece of mother nature! A lovely matrix formed by a doubly terminated smoky crystal, white albites and white mica crystals is topped by two wonderful deep pink tourmalines.

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

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