MGR04 Tourmaline, Quartz, Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Tsarafara, Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Ibity Area, Vakinankaratra (Betafo) Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.2x 1.9x 1.7 cm
A nice prism of bright polychrome tourmaline with a steep, very sharply pointed and fairly gemmy termination. Under ordinary lighting, it will appear as in the photograph directly to the right of this description, and the bottom photograph.
Please note that there is some chipping on the back near the termination, but this is only visible directly from the back.
Under strong lighting, its colors really start to shine through--as in the image directly below this description.
For the price, I think this is an excellent specimen. Malagasy liddicoatites with good color are not often seen for sale, the few I have seen online have been thumbnails priced from $200-$400... this is clearly much larger, and it has very good color.