Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite, Quartz
Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Ibity Area, Vakinankaratra (Betafo) Region,
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
3.1x 1.9 cm
I mentioned in the introduction, good matrix specimens of tourmaline
are extremely rare. here is a terminated, purplish-black crystal
on a quartz matrix. Interestingly, there are minor yellow
undertones near the termination.