MSL02 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Anjanabonoina , Ambohimanambola Commune, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
1.75x 1.75x 0.15 cm
$155

A pair of pink liddicoatite slices, from Madagascar.  The given dimension is of the top slice, the bottom one is about the same. The top slice has edge chipping.

In their current mount, both slices are backed by pieces of white card stock, to better show the color.  Both are mounted in a single Perky box measuring approximately 3.3 cm in width.

On an an earlier trip to the area, I was surprised to learn that liddicoatite specimens from this mine are found approximately 3 days walk from the nearest village-- and that is the way many of these are still transported out from Anjanabonoina.  Because of the complex banding and multiple growth generations that produce these beautiful colors, when the crystals are found, they usually just look like ugly dark prisms, revealing only a hint of what may lie beneath.  It is only upon slicing that their true beauty is revealed.







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