MQA26 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Anjanabonoina , Ambohimanambola Commune, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
A very beautiful matched group of liddicoatite slices from Anjanabonoina, the locality famous for producing the best sliceable liddicoatites. Ironically, when you see these before being worked, they tend to be rather unappealing and dark.
I purchased quite a few of these things, and rather than put them in paper jewelry boxes and leave them in a flat, I figured I'd have a little fun trying to make some sets. These four worked out to be a rather nice butterfly-- if you have metal smithing skills, you might consider setting them more permanently.
Please note: the given dimensions are of the arrangement, as mounted.
The slices are mounted in a perky box, hot glued to a bit of white card stock to better show their color. I removed some of these sets from their backings to reposition them with no problem, but if you are feeling especially cautious a quick immersion in rubbing alcohol will loosen them nicely.