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    ELBAITE
    Minh Tien Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

    This unusual Elbaite is a fan shaped group of sub-parallel prisms with core areas of a medium pink hue, coated on the exterior and terminations by a highly transparent layer of a greenish gold color. The luster is exceptionally brilliant for the locality, and there are a couple of incomplete areas on the side and back. The only accessory minerals are two bladed Muscovite crystals included in the terminations. It is in fine to excellent condition and comes with a custom base.
    Overall measurements: 3.0 x 3.3 x 1.9 inches (7.6 x 8.5 x 4.9 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 258.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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