MSR38 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
Sahatany Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.6x 4.4x 3.6 cm
A dark liddicoatite crystal with a narrow pink band at its termination, on a quartz matrix. These dark liddicoatites with pink terminations are perhaps the most common form found in the area, though finding them on matrix is somewhat harder-- this locality is notorious for its crumbly decomposed pegmatites.