Tourmaline Var Rubellite
Malkhan, Krasnyi Chikoy, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russian Federation
Size: 9.6 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm (cabinet) / Largest crystal: 9.5 cm
A single, very well-terminated, transparent and magenta-red, striated rubellite crystal in a height of 9.5 cm! The strong color is slightly changing from a nice magenta-red nearby the termination, over an orange-red/yellowish-red to a darker magenta-red body color. Some lepidolite and also cleavelandite can be seen on some of the crystal faces (please look at the pictures). The pictures were taken when backlit the crystal.This crystal is a gemstone because of the unique vivid coloration. That piece comes from the famous Malkhan pegmatite fields, Krasnyi Chikoy, Transbaikal, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The total weight is about 77 grams (= 385 carats). No damages! Very nice and quite large rubellite from Malkhan!
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