MQA11 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.6x 3.4x 2.2 cm
A beautiful spray of fine tourmaline crystals from a recent find in the Sahatany valley. I purchased a small group of this material, this was the best example from what I saw. The others were mostly thumbnails, this was one of only 3 miniatures, and it has the best form by far.
These sprays are something of a novelty for the area-- on past trips I had seen plenty of the usual prismatic crystals, this was the first time I had seen sprays in any quantity.