Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite, Quartz
Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Ibity Area, Vakinankaratra (Betafo) Region,
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
1.9x 1.7 cm
nice prism of bright polychrome tourmaline with a steep, very sharply
pointed and fairly gemmy termination. Under ordinary lighting,
it will appear as in the photograph directly to the right of this
description, and the bottom photograph.
note that there is some chipping on the back near the termination, but
this is only visible directly from the back.
strong lighting, its colors really start to shine through--as in the
image directly below this description.
the price, I think this is an excellent specimen. Malagasy
liddicoatites with good color are not often seen for sale, the few I
have seen online have been thumbnails priced from $200-$400... this is
clearly much larger, and it has very good color.