MQA34 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Sahatany Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
A great thumbnail from this unusual new find, consisting of a spray of pinkish liddicoatite crystals .
Good examples are something of a novelty for the location--the area produces mainly prisms. I had seen only a couple in the past but never quite as good as the ones from this find. And of course, given their relative delicateness, they tend to get destroyed.