MLID56 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite on Quartz
Mt Ibity, Antsirabé 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.5x 2.6x 1.6 cm
Terminated green tourmaline crystals on matrix, from Madagascar. Matrix specimens are very hard to find from this locality, as the tourmaline crystals are found in a crumbly, highly decomposed pegmatite. Virtually the only matrix examples found are tourmaline/ quartz associations-- this one is a bit odd both for being on matrix, and for being green. Although common at most other tourmaline producing localities, it is one of the rarer ones from Madagascar.