Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite, Quartz
Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Ibity Area, Vakinankaratra (Betafo) Region,
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar5.1x
3.2x 2.7 cm
terminated liddicoatite tourmaline on matrix. The quartz is also
terminated on this one, though it has some etching/contacting on the
back near the termination.
thought this piece was interesting because I had never seen one of
these liddicoatites associated with such a complex quartz crystal....
it almost resembles one of those "fenster quartz" crystals.
tried to take pictures from angles where the reflections highlighted
both the faces of the quartz and of the tourmaline... unfortunately
the images were only able to showcase one or the other.