18MA11 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.2x 4.1x 3.2 cm
$650

An exceptional tourmaline example from the Manapa pegmatite field.  Tourmalines from this area have distinctive purplish-red color, though are typically only seen as crystal sections frozen in matrix (often associated with rhodizite.) This is a rather hefty crystal that is also well terminated, and the specimen is balanced pretty well over all.  

On my previous trip I was able to get a several good examples of smaller crystals, this time I got a couple larger ones.  This is certainly one of the best I have seen from the area, and this area produces a very distinct style of tourmaline that is not found anywhere else in the world.









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