Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Ibity Area, Vakinankaratra (Betafo) Region,
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
1.8x 1.5 cm
fairly large, reddish-purple Liddicoatite tourmaline with a sharply
pointed and steeply slanted termination.
to most, this thing is pretty big. I have also noticed that the
colored specimens tend to top off at much smaller sizes than the darker
pieces... why this is though, I cannot say.